Festival Bach Montreal presents

J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio – Orchestre et Chœur du Festival Bach Montréal

What a stroke of luck we have to welcome once again Václav Luks to the Bach Festival. Who can forget the moving performance the Czech conductor with the Collegium 1704 gave of Bach’s B Minor Mass in 2017, at Montréal’s Maison symphonique. Joining Václav Luks in this performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is also a quartet of distinguished soloists. What better way to summon the spirit of the holiday season!

Orchestre et Chœur Festival Bach Montréal
Václav Luks, conductor

Václav Luks is a Czech harpsichordist, horn player, conductor, musicologist and pedagogue, founder and artistic director of the Prague baroque orchestra Collegium 1704 and of the vocal ensemble Collegium Vocale 1704.

Teresa Wakim, soprano

With a voice of “extraordinary suppleness and beauty” (The New York Times), GRAMMY-nominated soprano Teresa Wakim is “a marvel of perfect intonation and pure tone” (New York Arts), and perhaps known best for her “perfect early music voice” (Cleveland Classical). First Place Winner of the International Competition for Early Music in Brunnenthal, Austria, she was also honored as a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow at Emmanuel Music Boston. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, she maintains a busy career as a concert soloist spanning the medieval to new music, and on the baroque opera stage.

Daniel Johannsen, tenor

Born in 1978, the Austrian tenor is one of the most sought-after Evangelists and Bach interpreters of his generation. He studied church music as well as vocal arts with Margit Klaushofer and Robert Holl in Vienna. Mr Johannsen participated in master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Gedda and Christa Ludwig and was a prizewinner at the Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Hilde Zadek and Wigmore Hall Competitions.

The lyric tenor is engaged by such theatres as the Münchner Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, the Leipzig Opera, the Vienna Volksoper and the Bonn Opera, where he is heard in Mozart roles, Baroque, 20th-century and contemporary works as well as several operetta roles.

Maarten Engeltjes, alto
Tobias Berndt, bass

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Cantates 1-3 et 6

Maison Symphonique
Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 6:00pm

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