Festival Bach Montréal presents

L’Harmonie des Saisons

Eric Milnes is the internationally acclaimed founding co-director of L’Harmonie des saisons and as such one of the most dynamic, creative and compelling choral directors and keyboard artists of his generation. For his return to the Festival Bach Montréal, Eric Milnes chose an unusual pairing of one of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s rarely performed cantatas with his father’s luminous Magnificat. Be assured of an evening of unmitigated pleasure.

A native of New York, Eric Milnes has carved out a solid reputation on the international scene as a conductor, harpsichordist and organist, through his performances in major festivals and concert series in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. As director of the L’Harmonie des Seasons, Montréal Baroque, Portland and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, New York Collegium, New York Baroque, Les Boréades de Montréal and Les Délices, he has recorded about fifty records and conducted countless concerts and radio performances. He is the recipient of a Juno Award for Best Canadian Recording in the Classical Vocal Music category and the Opus Disc of the Year, Early Music Award (2016), and the Disc of the Year Award (2018) awarded by the prestigious Gramophone magazine for his work as a producer. Mr. Milnes is a graduate of Columbia University and the Julliard School of Music. He received the Archbishop of New York Medal for his services as Music Director and Organist with the Episcopal Church.

L’Harmonie des saisons
Eric Milnes, conductor
Denise Torre Ormeño*, soprano
Hélène Brunet*, soprano
Rachel Duval*, soprano
Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, soprano
Nicholas Burns*, alto
Michael Taylor*, alto
Philippe Gagné*, tenor
Bernard Cayouette, tenor
Jonathon Adams*, bass
William Kraushaar*, bass

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)
Cantate Ich will den Namen des Herrn preisen, Wq 245 / H 810
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Magnificat, BWV 243
William Kraushaar
Wachet auf! (Sleepers, awake!)

December 4, 2021 at 7:30pm
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Saint-Viateur Church
1175 Av. Laurier West
Outremont, QC H2V 3R5