Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Intricate Carving

Intricate Carving, originally uploaded by susanvg.
October 31, 2010: While the ghosts and goblins were prowling the city streets, I went to a concert. I have gotten to know many of the city's churches as they are often venues for concerts. The Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal (aka SMAM) often performs at St-Léon Church. It has some incredible church art from the ornate carving in marble that you see here to the frescoes on the celing by Guido Nincheri (this link will redirect - wait and then it will take you to the site).  Lots to distract the eye as I listen to the heavenly music. SMAM is an early music vocal ensemble which is often joined by instrumentalists. The music they sing is mainly religious from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. It is nice to hear it within a church, though it is now performed for secular purposes.


  1. Beautiful setting for beautiful music!

  2. I love the way you composed this! It is so clear and I love the details!