Bach: The Spirit of the Cantor


Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 14:30
Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 14:30

Concert Hall

Salle Bourgie - MBAM

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As part of the complete Bach cantata series produced by Bourgie Hall, Arion presents four vivid cantatas that aptly illustrate the Leipzig cantor’s sublime ability to convey his faith in humanity redeemed through grace. To present these superb works to Montreal audiences, Arion is delighted to invite—for the first time in Canada—the Irish conductor Peter Whelan, “as exciting a live wire as Ireland has produced in the world of period performance” (The Irish Times).

Concert program

Johann Sebastian Bach 
Cantatas BWV 168, 122, 88 and 112
In collaboration with Bourgie Hall

Guest Artist(s)

André Morsch

André Morsch

German bass-baritone André Morsch studied with Margreet Honig at theAmsterdam Conservatory and was a member of William Christie’s Le Jardin desVoix. He received the 1st Prize and Hermann-Reutter-Prize at the prestigious'Internationaler Wettbewerb ...

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Jacqueline Woodley

Jacqueline Woodley

Canadian soprano Jacqueline Woodley has been praised for her fearless versatility, changing styles fluidly from early music to contemporary, from opera to art song. Sought after for her “exceptional talent” in contemporary music, Jacqueline has p...

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Nicholas Burns

Nicholas Burns

From Vancouver, Canada, countertenor Nicholas Burns has been described as possessing a “thrilling voice” and past performances have been described as a “revelation” (Opera Canada, le Devoir). As an artist at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Pro...

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Nicholas Scott

Nicholas Scott

British Tenor Nicholas Scott has been raised for his ‘sonorous timbre’ and ‘remarkable diction’, (Olyrix Le Stagioni: une saison d’hiver à Semur-en-Auxois 2018) Despite Covid, Nicholas has had a very busy season recording several projects...

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