Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 – 7:30 pm
L’Ermitage – Salle Jacques Giguère
Collège de Montréal
3510, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
Montréal, H3H 1T9

Bus Bus : 24
Métro Guy-Concordia Station (Saint-Mathieu Exit)
Paid parking is available on the Hermitage site


In 1729, Handel made his way to Halle to see his old mother for the last time. According to legend, while in her home, he found a collection of poems by pastor Heinrich Brockes, published in 1721, exalting the wonders of Nature—which were seen as the manifestation of the Creator’s goodness. Upon returning to London, he set the poems to music with great finesse in his Nine German Arias for soprano and solo instrument—a rare example of the use of his mother tongue in his own work…


Georg Friedrich Handel (1659-1695)
German Arias and Sonatas



Marie Magistry, soprano

Joanna Marsden, traverso
Guillaume Villeneuve, baroque violin
Jessica Korotkin, baroque cello
Sylvain Bergeron, theorbo