The six motets are exceptional works, they kept Bach’s legacy alive and inspired composers from Mozart to Mendelssohn.
In his six Motets BWV 225-230, Bach pushes the legacies of two of his most important predecessors, Gabrieli and Schütz, to their conclusion. With a formidable contrapuntal craft that never hides the melodic beauty and expressive depth, these absolute masterpieces mark the crowning achievement of the Western polyphonic choral tradition.
On Thursday November 26, at 7:30 p.m., the Studio de musique anciennne de Montréal will perform the motets at the Salle Bourgie. This concert is presented as part of the Montreal Bach Festival, and it is already sold out but you can still experience what promises to be a brilliant performance by purchasing tickets to view the concert live, online. If you’re not available to watch the live performance, the concert will be available to watch on demand until December 2nd.
The evening before the concert, CAMMAC is privileged to be hosting a lecture by Andrew McAnerney, Artistic Director of the Studio de musique anciennne de Montréal. Mr. McAnerney will explore the history of the motets and discuss some of the challenges they present to performers. Proceeds from this lecture will go to support CAMMAC. Bring your questions to this fun and informative Bach Zoom lecture!
LECTURE: Wednesday November 25, 7:30 p.m. – $30 per person
CONCERT: Thursday November 26, 7:30 p.m. – $10 per person