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MOTETS IN LEIPZIG
Saturday 12th March, 2016
at 7:30 p.m.
Church of St. Peter the Apostle, Montreal
with guest choir voces boreales (dir. Andrew Gray)
with works by Bach, Grieg, Homilius, Mendelssohn, Reger, Wagner
Conductor: Philippe Bourque
Motets in Leipzig is part of a new three-year project dedicated to the exploration of the motet in all its forms. Generally sacred and a cappella, the motet is an opportunity for composers to play with rich choral harmonies, often eight voices, and to combine music and theology through a text-led musical rhetoric. For this concert, we will begin with the
‘Kapellmeister’ and quintessential master of counterpoint, Johann Sebastian Bach, moving on to discover several other composers who were influenced by this musical and collegial city, namely Mendelssohn, Homilius, Grieg, Wagner and Reger.
Priority seating $40, Adults $30, Seniors (65+) $25, Students (with student ID) $10. [Taxes included]