Cantates de bach, l'étoile du matin

Published on March 7, 2018

CANTATES DE BACH, L'ÉTOILE DU MATIN

Quebec City, March 7, 2018 — Les Violons du Roy invites you to an intimate gathering under the baton of new music director Jonathan Cohen to experience three glorious cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Three radiant guest soloists—soprano Anna Dennis, tenor Andrew Tortise, and baritone Neal Davies—will join the orchestra to make this truly a night of Baroque enchantment. Performances will take place Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m. at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Les Violons du Roy will bring their special grace to cantatas Was willst du dich betrüben, BWV 107 and Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1. The second of the two—rooted in the tradition of German church music that Bach’s genius raised to new and previously unknown heights—had its first performance on Palm Sunday 1725. Rounding out the program is the secular cantata O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit, BWV 210 a wedding cantata for solo soprano showcasing the spellbinding Anna Dennis.

Jonathan Cohen will meet with Quebec City concert-goers at 6:30 p.m. in the Palais Montcalm — Maison de la musique foyer before the concert on Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m., to unveil the 2018–2019 season program. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the launch of the 35th season program of Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec—Jonathan Cohen’s first as music director of Les Violons du Roy.

Jonathan Cohen, conductor
Anna Dennis, soprano
Andrew Tortise, tenor
Neal Davies, baritone
Les Violons du Roy

J. S. BACH (1685–1750)
Cantata O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit, BWV 210
Cantata Was willst du dich betrüben, BWV 107
Cantata Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1

Tickets are available at the Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique box office at (418) 641-6040 toll-free 1-877-641-6040 and the Bourgie Hall box office in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts at 1-800-899-6873.

Les Violons du Roy Quebec City Season is presented by Hydro-Québec.

The Thursday, March 22 performance is presented by Société Radio-Canada and Boralex.

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For information and interviews:
Noora Heiskanen
Communications and Marketing Officer
Les Violons du Roy et La Chapelle de Québec
nheiskanen@violonsduroy.com
(418) 692-3026, extension 230