Thursday, November 26th, 2020 – 7:30 p. m. 
Bourgie Hall
1339, Sherbrooke West, Montreal
Métro Station Guy-Concordia / Métro Station Peel

SUMMARY

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

PROGRAM

The six Motets by Bach

Singet Dem Herrn, BWV 225

Der Geist Hilft, BWV 226

Jesu Meine Freude, BWV 227

Furchte Dich Nicht, BWV 228

Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229

Lobet Den Herrn, BWV 230

DISTRIBUTION

A cappella choir

Andrew McAnerney, direction