Montreal Season

Christmas Oratorio

Sunday December 3rd, 2017 at 3 pm
Église Sain-Jean-Baptiste de Montreal
309 Rachel St. East
In collaboration with the Montreal Bach Festival

Ensemble Caprice and the SMAM join forces for this closing concert of the Montreal Bach Festival, performing a monumental work from the pen of the Cantor of Leipzig, the incomparable Weihnachtsoratorium! J. S. Bach composed this masterpiece for one of the most festive times of the year – the Christmas season. On this occasion, we shall perform all of the 6 cantatas which make up the Christmas Oratorio.

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From the Orient to the Gypsies

In collaboration with OktoÉcho
Saturday January 20th, 2018 at 8 pm
Bourgie Concert Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec

Our adventure with Gypsies continues! Indeed, following on the successes of Vivaldi and the Gypsies and Telemann and the Gypsies, recorded on the Analekta label, Caprice now completes the trilogy, adding an oriental touch to the series by placing Gypsy music side by side with The Oriental Miscellany collection published in Calcutta in 1789.

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Ascension Oratorio

In collaboration with the Arte Musica Foundation
Sunday April 29th, 2018 at 2 pm
Bourgie Concert Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec

Ensemble Caprice is delighted to once again be a part of the extraordinary undertaking initiated by the Arte Musica Foundation and aimed at presenting the complete canon of Bach cantatas. The religious festival of the Ascension, harbinger of hope and life, inspired Bach to compose incredibly beautiful music. The Himmelsfahrtoratorium is a celebration of the sublime promise of eternal life!

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