William Christie and Les Arts Florissants: Grand Premiere

Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay July 30, 2022

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William Christie, dubbed the “Pope of the Baroque,” and his ensemble Les Arts Florissants invite us on a journey of harmony and pleasure: Handel’s unique “pastoral ode,” both an enchanting allegory of the virtues of Nature and a poetic reflection on our place within it. A precursor of Haydn and Beethoven, Caro Sassone is by turns bucolic, carefree, ecstatic, then spiritual and majestic—oscillating between gaiety (Allegro) and contemplation (Il Penseroso)—as if he had written it specifically for the Amphithéâtre… These exquisite pages are performed by the soloists of the famous Jardin des Voix. A first for the Festival, and another exclusive North American appearance!

George Frideric Handel, Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55
(version reworked by William Christie)


  • Venue : Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay
  • Producer / Presenter : Festival de Lanaudière
  • In collaboration with : the festival Dans les jardins de William Christie (Thiré—Vendée)
  • Presented by : Fondation Pierre Desmarais Belvédère et Fondation Stéfane Foumy
  • Les Arts Florissants : Rachel Redmond (soprano), Nicholas Scott (tenor), Sreten Manojlovic (bass), William Christie (harpsichord and conductor)
  • Photo Credit : JBP Films
  • Program notes : Download
Plan Your Visit at the Festival de Lanaudière
Subscriptions and Reduced Rates

Concert-Meal Package and Lunch Box

Parking and Shuttle
Plan Your Visit at the Festival de Lanaudière
Subscriptions and Reduced Rates

Concert-Meal Package and Lunch Box

Parking and Shuttle


3 concerts and more: 15% discount

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6 concerts and more: 20% discount

BUY 6+

Full package: 25% discount
(Includes all 14 concerts at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay)

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Excludes outdoor movies


Reduced Rates

Lawn section only
- 17 and under: free*
- Joliette residents: 12$ per ticket instead of 30$**

Under the roof and lawn section
- 25 and under: 50% discount*


Concert-Meal Package at La Distinction

The Concert-meal package includes a dinner under the La Distinction marquee tent located near the main entrance of the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay. Three table d'hôte choices will be offered on evenings of events. The menu will be posted on the La Distinction, l’art de la table website a few days before the date of your show. If you have food allergies, please contact the box office at 450 759-4343 / 1 800 759-4343

NOTE: It is important to reserve your meal when purchasing your show ticket. You will have the opportunity to add your meal at the end of the transaction. For the Birdsongs: Echoes of the Soul concert, please call the box office.


Already have your concert ticket?

Add a meal by calling the box office at 450 759-4343 / 1 800 759-4343 or online here.


Lunch Box

Reservation online or by phone at 450 759-4343 / 1 800 759-4343.



Parking at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay

Guarantee your parking space by reserving in advance!

Regular rate by car: $10
Rate for subscribers and donors: $9
Payment can be made by debit or credit card or in cash

Free on cine-concert nights.



Montreal-Joliette Shuttle

The Festival offers a shuttle service between Montreal and Joliette:

- Departs from Centre Info-Touriste, on Peel Street in front of the Windsor (Peel metro station)
- Stops on Trianon Street, south of Sherbrooke Street (Radisson metro station)
- Departure time depends of the start time of your concert (noon, 2 pm or 5 pm)



Going to the show

For the full address and directions from your location, visit the amphitheatre page.


*Registration by phone. Tickets must be pick up at the amphitheater box offiche with a proof of age.
**Available only in person the day of the concert. A valid proof of residence will be required (limited quantities).
Tickets will be available at the amphitheater box office on the day of the event only.

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