On February 10, Bernard Labadie, La Chapelle de Québec, and Les Violons du Roy will perform J.S. Bach’s sublime Missae breves. For the occasion, an outstanding quartet of soloists – soprano Shannon Mercer, countertenor Robin Blaze, tenor Thomas Cooley, and bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus – will join the choir and ensemble in performing the complete version of these virtuoso works. The same program is scheduled for Quebec City on February 6 and 7 at 8 pm. at Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, while the Montreal performance on February 10 will be at 3 p.m. at Maison symphonique de Montréal.

Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy, and La Chapelle de Québec are always thrilled to share their passion for 18th century choral works, especially those of Johann Sebastian Bach, one of their favorite composers. The soloists, string players, and singers are all looking forward to introducing audiences to Bach’s four Missae breves, also known as the Lutheran masses. These works feature a number of magnificent passages from the composer’s cantatas and are yet another example of his extraordinary genius.

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