J.S. Bach: Easter and Ascension Oratorios

Ensemble Caprice

On March 31st at Montreal’s historic Christ Church Cathedral, marvel at the evocative genius and unparalleled mastery of Johann Sebastian Bach and his Easter and Ascension Oratorios, performed by Ensemble Caprice under the direction of Matthias Maute.

Marking two of the most crucial moments of the Christian liturgy, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Oratorios reflect the composer’s evocative, dramatic genius and his unparalleled mastery of sacred music. The Easter Oratorio (1725), with its festive and joyful passages, recounts the resurrection of Christ, while the Ascension Oratorio (1735), evoking through an Evangelist the mystical journey of Christ’s body to heaven, oscillates between sadness and hope.

Performing this sublime evocation as Bach had originally intended, with 14 orchestral musicians and four voices, Ensemble Caprice will be accompanied by the Ensemble vocal Arts-Québec to offer you a most splendid foretaste of Easter.

Founded by flutist, composer and conductor Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice has become a household name in the classical music world over the decades. After touring and performing on four continents and the prestigious Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London Ensemble Caprice are back on March 31st, for this performance of Bach’s Easter and Ascension Oratorios.

Christ Church Cathedral is located 635 St. Catherine Street West. The concert will be on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale at the Eventbrite web site: www.eventbrite.ca/e/224333105357

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