Motets in Leipzig

Voces boreales -Concert Motets à Leipzig 03-2016

Saturday, March 12th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre
1201 de la Visitation
Montreal
(corner of René-Lévesque Blvd. East, across the street from the Radio-Canada building; Beaudry metro station)


On March 12th, Voces Boreales will be joining forces with the St. Lawrence Choir for its Motets in Leipzig concert. The event is part of a new three-year project by the SLC to explore the motet in all its forms. Generally sacred and a cappella, the motet is an opportunity for composers to play with rich choral harmonies, often in eight voices, and to combine music and theology through a text-led musical rhetoric. For this concert, we will begin with the Kapellmeister and quintessential master of counterpoint, Johann Sebastian Bach, moving on to discover several other composers who were influenced by the musical and collegial city of Leipzig.

Conductors: Philippe Bourque and Andrew Gray

On the programme

Works by Mendelssohn, Homilius, Grieg, Reger and Wagner, and… the Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied motet by Bach!


Tickets

(taxes included)
Priority seating: $40
Adults: $30
Seniors (65 and over): $25
Students (with ID): $10

Tickets are available through the St. Lawrence Choir website, where you will find a printable order form. You can also obtain tickets on Eventbrite.

Parking

If you are unable to find parking on the streets surrounding the church, try one of the following parking lots :

1. Centre Saint-Pierre
A limited number of places will be made available to us in the Centre’s parking lot, at 1212 Panet Street. Parking fee: $6.

2. Radio-Canada
Indigo parking service (formerly Vinci Park) next to the Radio-Canada building. Access through Papineau Avenue. Parking fee: $11,50. Take a ticket and pay when you leave (by credit card or cash).

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