Organist Vincent Boucher has recorded with ATMA Classique for 10 years, and to mark this milestone, we are pleased to release a compilation album selected from organ works written over the past 300 years. Eight composers, ranging from Johann Pachelbel to Arvo Pärt, are represented. Performed on some of the most significant organs made in Canada during the past half century, these works highlight the beauty of these instruments and the skill of Casavant Frères, Karl Wilhelm, Rudolf Von Beckarath, Juget-Sinclair, and HelmuthWolff—craftsmen who have helped make Montreal the organ capital of North America.
Since February 1st, 2015, Vincent Boucher has been the official organist at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Montreal, playing for masses and celebrations on the oratory’s two organs. Vincent Boucher enjoys a true double career, pursuing both music and finance professionally. In 2000, he won first prize in the John Robb Organ Competition. In 2002, he won the Académie de musique du Québec’s Prix d’Europe, which had not been given to an organist since 1966. He has made 7 ATMA recordings which have won a number of prizes and the praise of critics.