Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 – 7 p.m. (live at Bourgie Hall) Thursday, April 1st, 2021 – 7 p.m. (webcast and live at Bourgie Hall) On Demand until Thursday, April 8th, 2021 – 7 p.m. Bourgie Hall
1339, Sherbrooke West, Montreal
Métro Station Guy-Concordia / Métro Station Peel
The SMAM and Bourgie Hall dedicate this concert to the memory of the late Réjean Poirier, co-founder of the SMAM.
Written for Holy Week, the cycle Membra Jesu Nostri, which Dietrich Buxtehude composed in Lübeck in 1680, consists of seven short cantatas written to spiritual poems attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux. Each of the parts is a meditation on the wounds on the different parts of Christ’s crucified body, from the feet to the head. This work, written for the purpose of devotion, is a masterpiece of Lutheran music: the voices, violins, and violas da gamba come together in a variety of ways and with an expressive intensity that are altogether unique.
In collaboration with Bourgie Hall
The sevencantatas of Buxtehude’sMembra Jesu nostri (BuxWV 75) by Dietrich Buxtehude (1680)
Cantate I, Ad pedes Cantate II, Ad genua Cantate III, Ad manus Cantate IV, Ad latus Cantate V, Ad pectus Cantate VI, Ad cor Cantate VII, Ad faciem
Tribute to Réjean Poirier
Tarquinio Merula – Sonata Cromatica per organo