Canada, Quebec, Montreal – Magnificat under the direction of Alexander Weimann – December 5, 2015

Works by Bach, Kuhnau and Telemann

Closing concert of the Montreal Bach Festival 2015

It seems fitting that two of the sacred masterworks dedicated to the Virgin Mary by Bach and Kuhnau should be performed for the first time by Arion Baroque Orchestra in such a grand setting as Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica, in joyful preparation of Christmastide. Auguring also well are the glad tidings brought by a pair of oboes in a cheery orchestral suite by Telemann. Singers and orchestra promise to resound jubilantly under the basilica’s starry canopy, directed by the ever fervent Alexander Weimann.

Guest conductor: Alexander Weimann, harpsichord (Canada)
Soloists: Hannah Morrison, soprano (Germany), Johannette Zomer, soprano (Netherlands), James Laing, alto (United Kingdom), Zachary Wilder, tenor (United States of America)

Concert program

J.S. Bach, Magnificat BWV 243
J. Kuhnau, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
G.P. Telemann, Overture for 2 oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo TWV55 : G5

Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 7:30pm

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