Arion invites you to rejoice with this program created for the Montreal Bach Festival: first with Bach himself in the explosive Gloria of his short Mass in A major and the ascending twirls of his contrapuntal motet Praise the Lord, all the heathens!; next with Telemann, all through his delectable Suite in E minor from his Tafelmusik, of which the most exhilarating piece is justly titled… Réjouissance.  

As part of the Montreal Bach Festival 2017  : 

Presented by:

Concert program

Arion Orchestre Baroque

Under the direction of Alexander Weimann

Hélène Brunet, soprano

Krisztina Szabo, alto

Philippe Gagné, tenor

David McFerrin, bass



Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)

Overture (Suite) in E minor (TWV 55:E1) for two flutes, strings et basso continuo

Overture: Lentement - Vite - Lentement









Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 1750)

Motet "Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden"  BWV 230






Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in A major BWV 234

Kyrie eleison – Christie eleison – Kyrie eleison  (Chorus)

Gloria in excelsis  (Chorus)

Domine Deus (Bass)

Qui tollis  (Soprano)

Quonia (Alto)

Cum sancto Spiritu (Chorus)

Concert date

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 19:30

Guest Artist(s)

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Alexander Weimann


Alexander Weimann has established a reputation as one of the leading harpsichordist and ensemble leaders of his generation. He has performed in concert and at prominent festivals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe, and is...

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Hélène Brunet

Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet is hailed by the critics as "a singer of tremendous quality" with "a voice of perfect beauty" and "sincere expression". Recognized for her interpretations of the works of Bach, Handel and Mozart, her repertoire ext...

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Krisztina Szabo

In the 2016-17 season, Krisztina Szabó will sing the title role in Rossini’s Cenerentola with Edmonton Opera, and will appear in concert with Tafelmusik (Toronto), Music of the Baroque (Chicago), Grand Philharmonic Choir (Kitchener-Wat...

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Philippe Gagné

Philippe Gagné has been praised for his expressiveness, refined musical sensitivity and vocal flexibility, as well as the beauty and lightness of his tone quality. He embraces all periods of music, but has a predilection for the baroque repertoir...

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David McFerrin

Praised by The Miami Herald for his “commanding stage presence and a voice of seductive beauty,” baritone David McFerrin has won critical acclaim in a wide variety of repertoire. See the full biography of David McFerrin