Bach: Christmas Oratorio in German for choir and instruments.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 3 trumpets in D, timpani, strings, organ.
Because of his very busy schedule, Christopher Jackson cannot lead our November reading, so Philippe Bourque will be our conductor.
Philippe Bourque, choir and orchestral director, jazz and classical pianist, was appointed conductor of the Vanier College choir in September. Philippe Bourque obtained his master’s in Choral Conducting under the direction of Maestro Julian Wachner at McGill University in 2006 after having completed a Bachelor’s degree in classical piano, graduating with distinction.
Philippe’s choral experience includes the position of assistant-conductor of McGill University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, director of Les Petits-Chanteurs de la Cathédrale Marie Reine du Monde as well as the newly founded Chœur en Jazz ensemble. Currently, Mr. Bourque is the conductor and artistic director of the women’s choir Simply Sweetly at McGill University, both the classical and gospel choirs at Vincent-d’lndy College, the Chœur de Musée d’Art de Joliette and he is the artistic director at the Terrebonne Baptist church choir. In addition, he was the artist-in-residence at FACE High School working with children from all ages and levels, including the FACE Young Singers from 2007 to 2010.
Aside from choral conducting, Philippe Bourque’s musical interests range from classical piano performances to jazz ‘gigs’, as well as teaching and arranging music. He has also garnered several musical awards including the Lieutenant Governor’s Prize at Vincent-d’lndy Musical College, the Constance Willey Prize at McGill University and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada study bursary on hymnology.
Scores for Reading on November 23rd 2014: improvement ! You will be happy to know that for this year's reading of the Weihnachts Oratorio by J.S.Bach, under the direction of Philippe Bourque, we will be using the Peters Edition, with German text.
Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you at this traditionnal musical activity organized by CAMMAC-Montréal.
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio - Violin I - Cantatas I II & III
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio - Violin I - Cantatas IV V & VI
Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Violin II - Cantates I II & III
Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Violin II - Cantates IV V & VI
Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Alto - Cantates I II & III
Download here the Poster for the Invitation to Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Alto - Cantates IV V & VI