Andrew McAnerney was raised in the British choral tradition and studied music at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College). He has enjoyed a varied career as a conductor, consort singer, soloist and arranger.

A former Tallis Scholar, Andrew has performed with many of Europe’s finest early music ensembles and is credited on over 50 recordings including the music of Bach, Brumel, Clemens non Papa, Crequillon, Gombert, Handel, Lotti, Morales, Moulu, Mozart, Palestrina, Phinot, Purcell and Rore. Since moving to Canada in 2013, he has worked with a range of professional choirs and orchestras including Arion Baroque Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Chamber Players of Canada, Elmer Iseler Singers, Elora Singers, Chœur Louisbourg and La Rose des Vents. Andrew was appointed artistic director of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal in 2015. Passionate about musical excellence and accessibility, Andrew regularly prepares his own early music performance scores from original sources, and is fascinated with presenting rediscovered works.

Andrew will be joining us at the CAMMAC Music Centre this May to direct the choir during the BACH+ Weekend, from Friday, May 17 to Monday, May 20, 2024.

The repertoire selected by Andrew for choir and orchestra will highlight cantatas and fugues from some of Bach’s most beautiful, exciting and well-loved compositions.

A BACH+ Weekend tradition

Four singers from the SMAM will also be with us throughout the weekend to teach vocal technique and to perform. This will be a rare opportunity for singers to receive personalized coaching from members of Canada’s finest early music vocal ensemble.

To find out more about the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, CLICK HERE

Born in Saguenay of French parents, soprano Marie Magistry has earned a solid reputation as a sought-after performer on the Canadian music scene. Click here to continue reading…

Leah Weitzner is a mezzo-soprano, viola da gambist, and researcher dedicated to illuminating unexplored early repertoire and re-interpreting historical performance practices. Click here to continue reading…

Australian-born, tenor Nils Brown is now based in Montreal. Known for his versatility, he is regularly in demand by major orchestras and choral societies in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Click here to continue reading…

His native province of Nova Scotia gave him a solid foundation in choral music; his chosen home of Montreal has given him many exciting opportunities as a chorister. Bass Victor Chisholm has sung with the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal since 2015. Click here to continue reading…

In addition to choral music, the program includes chamber music, orchestra, recorder, and active listening, along with yoga sessions to help you relax and re-energize throughout the weekend.

There are still a few places remaining for the weekend, so don’t delay… Reserve today!