Bourgie Concert Hall
With its spectacular stained-glass windows, plush seating and superior acoustics, the Bourgie Concert Hall offers a feast for the senses.
This beautiful downtown venue is housed in the restored neo-Roman Erskine and American Church, which was designed by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison in 1894. Today, it belongs to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
The church’s nave has been revamped into a 444-seat concert hall, and its stained-glass windows are a scene stealer in themselves. There are 146 breathtaking panes to admire at in total, ranging from simple geometric forms to intricate figurative compositions. Of the 81 windows that were restored, 20 were designed by the prestigious Tiffany studios. They are among the two Tiffany works ever carried out for Canada, and one of its rare religious scenes in North America.
The Bourgie Hall has three grand pianos, two harpischords, a clavicytherium and a grand chamber organ. Music lovers can revel in more than 100 concerts a year in this outstanding acoustic environment, with genres ranging from classical to jazz and contemporary to world culture. The venue’s program also extends to a series of music-themed cultural and educational events throughout the year, perfectly in tune with the exceptional diversity offered at the museum.
Montréal, QC H3G 2E8