Finding Repose, Women’s Voices in New France - Classical Concert

by Martyrs' Shrine

  • Saturday, 20 October 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (ADT)
  • Martyrs' Shrine Shrine Church, Midland, L4R 4K6

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Sources documenting women’s voices and ideas in New France are scant, yet the challenge of giving voice to those sources and to women’s complex identities through this program is enticing. Finding Repose explores the experience and perspectives of female voices in New France, integrating sacred and secular music from this period with historical writings and observations. We engage with the voices of two women and one group of women: Catherine Tekakwitha, Marie de l’Incarnation, and les filles de roi (The King’s Daughters), women with diverse biographies, experiences, and who lived in complex cultural, religious, and secular spaces. Their lives tell different stories. Tekakwitha was a Mohawk woman who converted to Christianity, was canonized in 2012, and lived her life as both Mohawk and Christian; Marie de l’Incarnation, following a brief secular time with spouse and child soon entered the convent as an Ursuline nun, founding the first girls’ school in New France; les filles du roi were women sent to New France in the later seventeenth century to promote family, marriage, and ultimately to increase the population, providing the many fur traders and soldiers with spouses. With this program, we aim to tell a different story, a story that includes the perspectives of women and respects the complexity and challenges of cultural interactions during pre-confederation time in New France.





Martha Perry (Baroque violin), Matthew Jennejohn (cornetto)

Tucker Woerner (sackbut), Linda Pearse (bass sackbut, artistic direction)

Pascale Beudin (soprano), Ann Waltner (speaker, script)

Daniel Zuluaga (theorbo), Eric Milnes (organ)

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Martyrs' Shrine
Shrine Church, Midland, L4R 4K6

20 October 2018
Saturday, 20 October 2018 7:30 PM (ADT)


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