AURA, a luminous experience at the Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica
 

AURA, a luminous experience at the Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica

Attractions to discover June 24, 2019
AURA, a luminous experience at the Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica

Witness a stunning universe displayed on the most sublime and unexpected of canvases: the Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica. A two-part projection-mapping presentation, AURA is an immersive show where the light reveals the splendour of this architectural treasure. An orchestral score composed specifically for the show transports the audience into this one-of-a-kind world created by the Moment Factory studio, which skillfully succeeded in highlighting every corner of the iconic place of worship. AURA presents an architectural narrative and a new perspective on the rich heritage and artwork of the Basilica.

AURA, a luminous experience at the Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica
AURA, a luminous experience at the Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica

A two-part experience

Part one: a lighted path through the Basilica. Take this moment to get into a meditative mood and soak up the atmosphere. AURA guides you along on your exploration of the Basilica, casting a new look on the confessionals, statues, paintings and intricate works of art, magnified with impressive light work. This part will immerse you gently into the sonically and visually captivating universe of AURA as you make your way to the heart of Notre-Dame.

Part two: an immersive sensory experience. Prepare to be amazed as the spectacular light, soundtrack and architecture combine to present a unique, three-act multimedia show. Feel the striking energy as the lights illuminate the choir, the ceiling and the arches and the stirring, uplifting music swells around this veritable jewel.

With the AURA experience, light is used to showcase the Basilica
With the AURA experience, light is used to showcase the Basilica

4 interesting facts about AURA

1. An evocative name. The whole place is steeped in a contemplative, mysterious atmosphere. It is the very aura of the Basilica. With the AURA experience, light is used to showcase the Basilica and everything it represents.

2. An original orchestral composition. The accompanying soundtrack was composed specifically for the AURA multimedia show. It features 32 musicians and a 20-piece choir, as well as the Basilica’s very own organ.


AURA has won a number of coveted prizes
AURA has won a number of coveted prizes


3. A complex project. It took the creators at Moment Factory two years to produce this phenomenal show. More than 100 people took part in this memorable project.

4. An award-winning production. AURA has won a number of coveted prizes, including two prizes in the last two months, both internationally and in Quebec. In April 2018, it was named outstanding immersive event at the Themed Entertainment Association gala in Anaheim. A month after that, AURA won a prestigious Numix prize in the category of Cultural production/video-mapping.


New schedules for greater convenience!

AURA is starting its third year and the show continues to be a big success! Since September 2018, a sixth night has been added to the schedule, with presentations now offered from Monday to Saturday, allowing visitors more choice. Additionally, to meet demand during peak tourist season, a third presentation per night has been added from Tuesday to Friday, at 9:30 p.m. between June 25 and July 26.


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