Bourgie Hall, part of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, is a concert hall located in the former Erskine and American Church, a heritage building designed by the architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison in the Roman Revival style, in 1894. Designated a historic place of national interest in 1998, this transformed building now boasts outstanding acoustics and exceptional décor that includes 20 historical stained-glass windows by Tiffany.
Perfectly suited to the requirements of chamber music ensembles and other groups, such as string orchestras, Bourgie Hall offers music lovers experiences that reflect the MMFA’s encyclopaedic diversity.
“There is no stronger emotion than that felt at one or another of the concerts heard in Bourgie Hall. It is great to know that, season after season, the audience’s response to the program of early, classical, contemporary and jazz music has been maintained and is growing. This Hall, located outside the Quartier des Spectacles, has met the challenge of having a soul, keeping music alive and showing the connections possible between the visual arts and music.”
“The discovery of some magnificent works for strings, outstanding acoustics and the beauty of the hall. It has a meditative atmosphere.”
“The first time I set foot in the Hall, saw the stained glass windows, saw the curve of the seating in the balcony, and touched the wood.”
“All the fine performances made possible by the intimacy of this hall.”
“This hall is much more intimate than some others, especially for the sort of music offered.”