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Arvo Pärt: PASSIO with The choir of the Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul

Arvo Pärt (*1935)
Johannespassion (Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem) for soloists, mixed choir, 4 instruments (oboe, bassoon, violin, cello) and organ

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto for organ in B flat major, op.4 no.2

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata and fuge  in D minor, BWV 565 



Nathaniel Watson 

Kevin Myers

Evangelist Quartet
Stephanie Manias
Charlotte Cumberbirch
Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse
Clayton Kennedy

Choir instrumental ensemble of the church of St. Andrew & St. Paul
Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor
Vincent Boucher, organ
Gilles Cantagrel, animation (in french only)

Projection on big screen

Originally from Estonia, a former Soviet Union member, Arvo Pärt is without a doubt one of the leading contemporary composers. In his works, which virtually all deal with religious subjects, musical traditions of the Eastern Orthodox, the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches meet and enrich each other. The Saint John Passion is typical of his original but simple compositional technique, thetintinnabuli style, which reminds us of the sound of bells.

This concert celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Oratory Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal's crypt and its Casavant organ Opus 708. 


Starts: 2017-11-21 19:30:00


Festival Bach Montréal
514 989 9668


35.00 $ - 50.00 $ (VIP et Tribune de l'orgue)