a potent elixir comprised of varied ingredients, the Hudson Chamber
Ensemble combines many musical tastes to come up with a very potent
mixture. The members, consisting of Patrick Vetter on clarinet,
Josée Marchand on English horn and oboe, and Alain Thibault
on bassoon, were all formally trained.
a very respected and sought after wind instrument specialist has
performed with artists such as Céline Dion, Tony Bennett,
Michel Legrand, Aretha Franklin, John Scofield, Natalie Cole, and
Kenny Rogers to name a few.
having studied at the Julliard School of Music in New York, has
played with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Chamber
Orchestra, as well as the Orchestre Métropolitain De Montréal.
studies at the Montreal Conservatory of Music resulted in taking
first prize for bassoon and for chamber music. His reward was a
scholarship at the Banff Arts Centre and the Manhattan School of
Music in New York. Since then, Alain has performed with the McGill
Chamber Orchestra, the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, and L'Orchestre
Métropolitain De Montréal.
always been enthralled by the musical period of the Renaissance,
a time when new concepts and hope for a brave new world flourished,
Patrick, Josée and Alain formed a Renaissance chamber group
to make a series of recordings of the period together. This resulted
in the Award Winning album "NOSTRADAMUS", the first album
of the new Musica Mystica series whose goal is to highlight the
musical environments surrounding the lives of famous mystics, visionaries,
explorers and inventors of the past.
JOAN OF ARC, NOSTRADAMUS