Thursday, November 26th, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
On demand until Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. 

Bourgie Hall
1339, Sherbrooke West, Montreal
Métro Station Guy-Concordia / Métro Station Peel


In his Motets BWV 225-230 – most of which were written for funeral services and four of which are for eight voices in two choirs – Bach brought the legacies of Gabrieli and Schütz, two of his most important predecessors, to their culmination. With astonishing contrapuntal skill, which never hides the melodic beauty and depth of expression, these absolute masterpieces represent the crowning achievement of Western polyphonic choral tradition.

As part of the Montreal Bach Festival


The six Motets by Bach

Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229

Lobet Den Herrn, BWV 230

Furchte Dich Nicht, BWV 228

Der Geist Hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226

Jesu Meine Freude, BWV 227

Singet Dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225


Marie Magistry and Stephanie Manias, soprano
William Duffy and Josée Lalonde, alto
Kerry Bursey and Michiel Schrey, tenor
William Kraushaar and Normand Richard, bass

Amanda Keesmaat, cello
Christophe Gauthier, organ

Andrew McAnerney, direction