The McGill Chamber Orchestra plays the Brandenburg Concertos

a part of the 10th edition of the Montreal Bach Festival

The McGill Chamber Orchestra (MCO) and conductor Boris Brott look forward to welcoming you to their upcoming Complete Brandenburg Concerti concert, November 29th, Christ Church Cathedral at 7:30 pm. These six concertos, rarely heard all in one evening, will feature Concertmaster Mary-Elizabeth Brown, recorder virtuosi Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, piccolo trumpet Benjamin Raymond and harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour as soloists. The Brandenburg Concertos are a collection, from 1711-1721, of a crazily diverse group of instrumental pieces.  Each one requires a distinctive, never revisited, combination of instruments. Bach, at the time Cantor in Leipzig, wrote these six masterpieces as an audition for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg. He didn’t get the job but the legacy of these magnificent works has delighted audiences ever since and are among Bach’s most celebrated compositions. This performance will surely enchant, mesmerize and captivate you!

Bach FestivalMatthias Maute, flute
Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord
Boris Brott, conductor

Christ Church Cathedral: 635 Ste-Catherine St. West / Bus 61, 15 – McGill Metro

McGill Chamber OrchestraCelebrating our 77th Season!
The McGill Chamber Orchestra (MCO) is one of Canada’s most established chamber orchestras. It was founded in 1939 by Artistic Director Alexander Brott and his wife, Lotte Brott, cellist and General Manager till 1998. The orchestra began as the McGill String Quartet and soon thereafter grew into an ensemble which had as its members principal teachers of the McGill Conservatory of Music and eventually principal players in the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal where Alexander Brott served as Concertmaster and Lotte played in the cello section. The orchestra was quickly recognized as an ensemble of international standing.