Passion

March 28, 2018

7:30 pm 
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

This concert is part of the série des Beaux-Arts and série Lyrique. Save up to 40% by subscribing.

Come experience J.S. Bach’s soaring masterpiece presented in its full glory. The drama is played out on multiple levels. Arias take us outside the tragic narrative at strategic points to reflect on the action, and chorales bring us forward into the present day to focus on the congregation and each member’s relation to the Passion story. The chorales, in particular, provide moments of stability. Although the congregation in all likelihood did not sing along with the choir, the simple harmonized melodies would have been familiar and reassuring to them. Thus, at the end of the whole work, a chorale is placed after the last chorus to end with a strong affirmation and to return the congregation to the present day. Our Passion is a special staged performance designed by Frédéric Vogel, with the participation of St. Lawrence Choir (conducted by Philippe Bourque) and Groupe vocal Phoenix (conducted by Frédéric Vogel).

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. John Passion BWV 245

The artists:

ANDRÉANNE BRISSON-PAQUIN

ANDRÉANNE BRISSON-PAQUIN

soprano

MARIE-ANDRÉE MATHIEU

MARIE-ANDRÉE MATHIEU

mezzo-soprano

PASCAL CHARBONNEAU

PASCAL CHARBONNEAU

tenor (Evangelist)

ZACK FINKELSTEIN

ZACK FINKELSTEIN

tenor (Arias)

NATHANIEL WATSON

NATHANIEL WATSON

baritone

PHILIPPE BOURQUE

PHILIPPE BOURQUE

chorus master

FRÉDÉRIC VOGEL

FRÉDÉRIC VOGEL

chorus master / designer

BORIS BROTT

BORIS BROTT

conductor

Contact us:

info@ocm-mco.org

514.487.5190

Follow the MCO on social medias: