Next live concert Ensemble L’Harmonie des Saisons – I WANT TO DREAM OF HEAVEN will be on 04 November 2021 at 14h00

The body of work which comprises Bach’s two hundred sacred cantatas is inexhaustibly rich. The arias traverse the gamut of vocal expression with equal conviction, from the purest joy to the deepest pain. They may be accompanied by a continuo group, by one or two instruments which mirror the voice or an entire orchestra. A common symbolism of the time – though subject to interpretation – dictates that the tenor lends his voice to the sinner, who is at once overwhelmed by his faults and driven by hope. The arias on the program bear witness thus: “Have Mercy on Me!”, “The Blood that Erases my Fault”, “I Trust His Grace” or “I want to Dream of Heaven…”

Who is L’Harmonie des saisons?

Founded in 2010 by co-directors Mélisande Corriveau and Eric Milnes, ensemble L’Harmonie des saisons inspires audiences with its fresh and unique musical approach. After presenting forty different programs in over 150 concerts, the ensemble, which performs on period instruments, continues to expand its acclaim throughout Quebec, Canada and abroad. Their recordings on the ATMA Classique label – Las Ciudades de Oro, Pardessus de viole and Marin Marais : Badinages – have been the recipients of the coveted JUNO prize, the Prix Opus, Radio-Canada’s Recording of the Year, among the CBC’s Top Ten CDs of the Year, and made the Apple Music prestigious TOP Ten Classical Recording list. The ensemble, alongside international guest artists, hosts a prestigious series of concerts and has been featured at international series’ and festivals across Europe, North and South America.

Recorded at The Bishop Stewart Memorial Church, Frelighsburg, Qc
November 4th, 2:00 p.m. EST – Available until November 18th 

Concert program

« JE VEUX SONGER AU CIEL »
Philippe Gagné chante Bach

Airs pour ténor
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sonate en trio pour flûte, violon et basse continue en sol majeur, BWV 1038
Largo, Vivace

Aria « Das Blut, so meine Schuld durchstreicht » de la Cantate BWV 78

Aria « Ich traue seiner Gnaden » de la Cantate BWV 97

Aria « Ich will an den Himmel denken » de la Cantate BWV 166

Aria « Qui tollis peccata mundi » de la Messe brève BWV 235

Adagio du Concerto pour violon et hautbois en do mineur, BWV 1060R

Aria « So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schießt » de la Cantate BWV 26

[Prélude] et Adagio ma non tanto de la Sonate pour violon et basse continue en mi mineur, BWV 1023

Sinfonia pour violon et hautbois de la Cantate BWV 76

Aria « Geduld! » de la Passion selon saint Matthieu, BWV 244

Sonate en trio pour flûte, violon et basse continue en sol majeur, BWV 1038
Adagio, Presto
Aria « Erbarme dich! » de la Cantate BWV

Ensemble L’Harmonie des saisons
Philippe Gagné, tenor
Julia Wedman, violin
Anne Thivierge, flute
Matthew Jennejohn, oboe
Mélisande Corriveau, viola da gamba and cello
Eric Milnes, harpsichord

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Ensemble L’Harmonie des Saisons – I WANT TO DREAM OF HEAVEN

04 November 2021 at 14h00

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