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Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th
Tuesday, November 21st to Friday, November 24th

Tuesday, November 28th to Sunday, December 3rd

12h10pm to 12h50pm at Salle Claude-Léveillée, Place des Arts

Featuring young artists from Quebec

In partnership with the Société Pro Musica and the Jeunesses Musicales Canada, the Bach Festival presents a  series of 12 lunchtime concerts of 40 minutes each featuring young Quebec musicians playing Bach. Whether during the week or on the weekend, these short recitals are a perfect way to spend a pleasant noontime, so bring your lunch! Come and discover among these talented youngsters a future Quebec superstar.




These concerts are made possible by a generous gift from Marguerite Desnoyers Séguin et Jacques Desnoyers.

We would also like to acknowledge the support of Place des Arts.

Tickets: 12.00 $ 
Listed prices include all taxes and service fees
Tickets on sale at the box office of Place des arts: 514-842-2112 




18 november

Marina Thibeault, viola
Janelle Fung, piano


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in G major, BWV 1027
Allegro ma non tanto
Allegro moderato


Jean Lesage (* 1958)
Allégorie du crépuscule for viola and piano (2017)


Éric Champagne (* 1980)
Anywhere outside the world for viola solo


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004



19 november

Flûte Alors!

Vincent Lauzer, Alexa Raine-Wright, Caroline Tremblay, recorders


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Trio Sonata no. 6 in F major (orig. G major), BWV 503


Matthias Maute (*1963)                            
Les Barricades


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sinfonia 10 in G major, BWV 796
Sinfonia 11 in G minor, BWV 797


Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk (*1955)                      


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend', BWV 655
Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660
Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 664


Pete Rose (*1942)                                      
New Braun Bag



21 november

Benoit Cormier, violin
Véronique Vanier, viola
Julie Hereish, cello


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (arrangement for string trio by Werner Icking)
Contrapunctus VIII & XIII


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
6 Preludes and Fugues for string trio, K. 404a (from J. S Bach and W. F Bach), extracts


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (transcription for string trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky), extracts


Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Variations on a Bavarian Folksong for string trio, TrV 109


22 november

Vincent Boilard, oboe
Gaspard Tanguay-Labrosse, piano


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita for oboe solo in G minor, BWV 1013
  1. Allemande
  2. Corrente
  3. Sarabande
  4. Bourrée angloise


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Sicilienne 
  3. Allegro


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata for oboe in G minor, Wq.135
  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro
  3. Vivace



23 november

Hugo Laporte, baritone
Jean-François Mailloux, pianist


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
No. 8 Aria, Großer Herr, und starker König
Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244
No. 42 Aria, Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder
No. 56 Recitativo, Ja freilich will in uns das Fleisch und Blut
No. 57 Aria, Komm süßes Kreuz
No. 64 Recitativo Am Abend, da es kühle war
No. 65 Aria, Mache dich, mein Herze, rein


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Acis & Galatea, HWV 49
Act 2, No. 11 Recitativo: “I rage, I melt, I burn”
Act 2, No. 12 Aria: “O ruddier than the cherry”


Serse, HWV 40
Act 1, No. 1a Recitativo: “Frondi tenere e belle”
Act 1, No. 1b Arioso: “Ombra mai fu” [E flat minor]
Messiah, HWV 56
No. 6 Aria: “But who may abide” [D minor]
No. 40 Aria: “Why do the nations”



24 november

Philippe Prud'homme, piano


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
French Suite no. 2 in C minor BWV 813
Menuet I
Menuet II


French Suite no. 3 in B minor BWV 814
Menuet I
Menuet II


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Waltz in C sharp minor, opus 64 no. 2
Waltz in A flat major, opus 69 no. 1


Alexandre Scriabine (1871-1915)
Étude in D sharp minor, opus 8 no. 12



28 november

Jivko Georgiev, Five string baroque cello
Antoine Malette-Chénier, harp
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata for viola da gamba in C major, Wq. 136
  1. Andante
  2. Allegretto
  3. Arioso
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Solo for harp in G major, Wq. 139
  1. Adagio un poco
  2. Allegro
  3. Allegro
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata for viola da gamba in D major, Wq. 137
  1. Adagio ma non tanto
  2. Allegro di molto
  3. Arioso


29 november

Anna-Sophie Neher, soprano
Carl Matthieu Neher, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Exsultate, jubilate, KV165
Movement I


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
St John Passion, BWV 245
Ich folge dir gleichfalls


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
French Suite in G major, BWV 816


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Blute nur
Ich will dir mein Herze schenken


Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
En proie à la tristesse (Le Comte Ory)



30 november

Anna Saradjian, piano


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Siciliana (arr. Wilhelm Kempff)


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903



Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 282



1er december

David Dias da Silva, clarinet
Elizabeth Skinner, violin
Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, piano


Béla Kovacs (1937-*)
Hommage à J. S. Bach (for solo clarinet)


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Sonata for violin and piano in E major, BWV 1016
  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio ma non tanto
  4. Allegro


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Musical Offering, , Sonata sopr’il Soggetto Reale, BWV 1079
(original for traverso, violin and basso continuo)
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Andante
  4. Allegro



2 december

Caroline Gélinas, mezzo-soprano
Louise-Andrée Baril, piano


Antonio Vivaldi (1678 -1741) 
Gloria RV 589
Qui sedes ad dexteram patris


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)                                                     
Magnificat, BWV 243,
No. 2. Aria: “Et exultavit spiritus meus”                                                                      
Weihnachtsoratorium I, BWV 248
Recitative, Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam
No. 4. Aria, Bereite dich, Zion
Matthäuspassion, BWV 244
No. 47 Aria: “Erbarme dich, mein Gott”


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)            
Messiah, HWV 56
No. 6 Aria: “But who may abide the day of his coming”
No. 9 Aria: “O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion”
No. 36 Aria: “Thou art gone up on high”


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)                                              
Mass in C minor, KV 427/417a
No. 3 Aria: “Laudamus te”



3 december

Philip Chiu, piano


Johann​ ​Sebastian​ ​Bach​ ​(1685​ ​–​ ​1750)​ ​
from English Suite in A minor, BWV 807
Sergei​ ​Rachmaninoff​ ​(1873​ ​-​ ​1943)​ ​
Prelude No. 7 in F major, Op. 32
Prelude No. 4 in D major, Op. 23
Prelude No. 7 in C minor, Op. 23
Johann​ ​Sebastian​ ​Bach​ ​(1685​ ​–​ ​1750),​ ​
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208, extracts
Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden, in B flat major, arr.​ ​Egon​ ​Petri​ ​(1881​ ​-​ ​1962)​
Franz​ ​Liszt​ ​(​1811-1886)​
from Deux Légendes, S. 175
St. François de Paul marchant sur les flots


Salle Claude-Léveillée

175, Rue Saint-catherine , H2X 1Y9


Starts: 2017-11-18 12:10:00

Starts: 2017-11-19 12:10:00

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514 989 9668


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