Musikay presents: J.S. Bach, Campra, and Charpentier

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Date(s) - Saturday, April 18, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

St. John's United Church


On April 18, 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful St. John’s United Church in downtown Oakville, Maestro Stéphane Potvin and Musikay offer you an eclectic program of music featuring compositions from the seventeenth and the twenty-first century.

If you love baroque then you are in for a treat. The foremost composer on the program is J. S. Bach, who needs no introduction. The ensemble presents three works by this singular giant of the baroque era: the eight-part motet Komm, Jesu, Komm, the double-chorus motet Ich Lasse dich Nicht, and the magnificent final Kyrie from the celebrated B minor Mass. Staying in the baroque period, Musikay presents two works by French composers: the Missa ad Majorem Dei Gloria by André Campra and an intimate yet powerful setting of the Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The Campra mass is a beautiful example of French choral baroque style. Charpentier wrote several settings of the Te Deum text—the most famous in D major being over an hour long and the delight of tympanists and trumpeters everywhere. The setting presented by Musikay is shorter and not as well-known, but just as breathtaking.

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