Thursday, December 1st, 2022 – 7:30 p.m. 
Bourgie Hall
1339 Sherbrooke West
Montréal, H3G 1G2

Bus : 24 – stop De la Montagne Bus

Stations Guy-Concordia, Peel or Lucien-L’Allier

PRESENTATION

The most important German composer before Bach, Heinrich Schütz, who died at the age of 87 in 1672, was regarded as the father of German music—both for his genius and for his tireless pedagogical activity. A disciple of Gabrieli and Monteverdi, he adapted the new Italian forms to the German language and to the Lutheran faith in compositions of great depth. Composed towards the end of his life, his Christmas Story still delights, with freshness and expressive truth conveyed through its melodic charm and the choice of instruments accompanying each character. His last published work, a German Magnificat for two choirs, represents the quintessence of his art and serves as a legacy.

PROGRAM

Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
Christmas Story
Deutsche Magnificat
Polychoral motets

DISTRIBUTION

Soloists, choir, and instruments

Andrew McAnerney, musical direction