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Cantata Singers of Ottawa: Bach Cantatas by Candlelight

March 9 @ 7:30 pm -- 9:30 pm

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Date:
March 9
Time:
7:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
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http://cantatasingersottawa.ca/wp/bach-cantatas-by-candlelight/

Venue

Venue:
Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa
414 rue Sparks Street
Ottawa, AZ

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Admission
$30 Adult; $25 Senior; $10 Student; Advance tickets Save $5 on Adult or Senior tickets when ordering online

After a pause of some years, the Cantata Singers will again perform cantatas! This concert of sumptuous baroque music will take place by candlelight on March 9th, at Christ Church Cathedral.

We are thrilled to have with us the exceptional Orchestra of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, 18 professional early musicians playing period instruments. Their opulent accompaniment will be fortified by three trumpets and by timpani. Our soloists are Anne-Marie Beaudette (soprano), Maude Brunet (mezzo-soprano), Michiel Schrey (tenor), and Clayton Kennedy (baritone).

The program includes two J.S. Bach cantatas, BWV126 “Gott is unser Zuversicht” (God is our confidence), and BWV197, “Erhalt uns Herr, bei deinen Wort” (Sustain us, Lord, with your word) as well as a favourite motet, “Jesu, Meine Freude “ (Jesus, my Joy). Based on a seventeenth-century German chorale, this motet is the longest and most musically complex of Bach’s 6 choral motets. It was composed for the funeral service of a much-loved member of his church congregation and is simultaneously solemn and inspiring. The cantatas will delight music lovers with divine and virtuosic arias and rousing trumpet-led choral fantasia.

Come and hear CSO sing the music that we most appreciate and love, under the exceptional direction of Andrew McAnerney.

Suite à un intermède de quelques années, les Cantata Singers d’Ottawa reviennent au genre qu’ils affectionnent particulièrement : les cantates! Ils vous offrent un concert à la chandelle le samedi 9 mars à la cathédrale Christ Church, accompagné par l’exceptionnel orchestre du Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, composé de 18 musiciens professionnels jouant sur instruments d’époque. L’accompagnement sera bonifié de trois trompettes et de timbales. Solistes : Anne-Marie Beaudette (soprano), Maude Brunet (mezzo-soprano), Michiel Schrey (ténor) et Clayton Kennedy (baryton).

Au programme, deux cantates de J. S. Bach – BWV 126 “Gott is unser Zuversicht” (Dieu est notre assurance) et BWV 197 “Erhalt uns Herr, bei deinen Wort” (Maintien-nous, Seigneur, en ta parole) – ainsi qu’un motet bien-aimé, “Jesu, Meine Freude” (Jésus, ma joie). Inspiré d’un choral allemand du dix-septième siècle, ce motet est le plus long et le plus musicalement complexe des six motets chorals de Bach. À la fois solennel et inspirant, il fût composé pour les obsèques d’un paroissien fort apprécié. Les cantates enchanteront les mélomanes grâce à leurs divines et virtuoses arias ainsi qu’une fantaisie chorale à grand renfort de trompettes.

Venez entendre les CSO chanter de la musique qui les fait vibrer, sous la baguette de Andrew McAnerney.