The Fauré holds a unique place in the history of requiems. Labadie explains why: "[It's] not about judgment and it's not about the fear of death. It's about peace: peace of mind and peace of the body."


On Thursday, December 7 at 8PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Bernard Labadie makes his Orchestra of St. Luke's New York City debut as the Principal Conductor Designate.


Orchestra of St. Luke’s today announced the appointment of renowned French Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie as its next Principal Conductor, beginning a four-year term in the 2018-19 season.


Quebec City, January 8, 2016 - Les Violons du Roy founding conductor and La Chapelle de Québec music director Bernard Labadie received the Prix Samuel de Champlain today January 8 in Paris, together with celebrated French pianist Alexandre Tharaud. The award was bestowed by the Ambassador Alfred Siefer-Gaillardin, chair of the France–Canada Institute and Prix Samuel de Champlain jury. Also in attendance were Graeme Clark, chargé d’affaires at the Canadian Embassy, and Michel Robitaille, Quebec’s agent general and the premier’s personal representative for La Francophonie.

For more on the Prix Samuel de Champlain, see (in French).

Seasoned conductor Bernard Labadie is relearning his craft after a brush with death.

Cancer not only halted Bernard Labadie's conducting career in May 2014, but nearly took his life.

After waking up from a month-long coma in November of that same year, the celebrated conductor could barely stand up. Still, as his cancer went into remission, he began the difficult journey back to the podium.


Bernard Labadie discusses his emotional return to Les Violons du Roy after his battle with cancer.


After a long journey back to the podium, Bernard Labadie is taking nothing for granted.


Bernard Labadie will be part of the Euroradio Easter Festival, 7 a.m. to 12 noon with Mario Paquet on Espace musique this Sunday, April 20.

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