Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal has carved a place for itself in the city’s early music scene. Composed of 10 – 13 professional singers, hand selected for the purity and clarity of their voices, the chorus, often accompanied by period instruments, predominantly perform Renaissance and Baroque repertoire.

Praised for its “rich-textured, vibrant sound” and “hypnotic beauty”, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM) has established a reputation as Canada’s finest early music vocal ensemble. Over the last 46 years SMAM has performed over a thousand pieces from the renaissance and baroque with a particular emphasis on exploring unrecognized or forgotten works. The group performs both a capella and with instruments and is regularly joined by renowned guest musicians.

The mission of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal is to perform sacred and secular early music, with a particular focus on choral works composed before 1750. SMAM was founded in 1974 by Christopher Jackson, Réjean Poirier et Hélène Dugal.

Andrew McAnerney, conductor

Concert program
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Les six Motets de Bach
Singet Dem Herrn, BWV 225
Der Geist Hilft, BWV 226
Jesu Meine Freude, BWV 227
Furchte Dich Nicht, BWV 228
Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
Lobet Den Herrn, BWV 230

Broadcast live from Salle Bourgie, Montreal

November 26, 2020 at 7:30pm – Available for one week

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This concert is part of the Festival Bach Montréal.

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