Sunday, September 29th 2019, 3 p. m.
Church of Saint-Léon de Westmount
4311 de Maisonneuve Blvd West, Westmount
Atwater Station

SUMMARY

An assembly of voices remains the ideal way to audibly express the silent harmony of the celestial bodies or to musically illustrate the meaning of sacred texts, thereby enhancing their impact. Since the Middle Ages, the West has used choral writing to develop the most complex polyphonic techniques, opposing or associating sophisticated counterpoint with energetic homophonic chords. The effect of skillfully interwoven voices united through various shared melodic motifs, the opposition of sound masses and pitches, the interplay of dynamics and harmonic colours… over the centuries, every effort has been made to create a level of perfection that aims
to touch both the heart and the spirit.

PROGRAM

Works by Josquin des Prés, Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria, Lotti, and McMillan, for a cappella choir

DISTRIBUTION

Chœur a cappella

Andrew McAnerney, direction