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La consolation du coeur

  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel 400 Rue Saint Paul Est Montréal, QC, H2Y 1H4 Canada (map)

A concert dedicated to a tumultuous period in history, the 30 Year War, featuring five German baroque composers—Buxtehüde (1637-1707), JC Bach (1642-1703), Schmelzer (1623-1680), Kuhnau (1660-1722) and Bruhns (1665-1697). To a suffering people music brought comfort, joy and the spiritual elevation for which they longed. Though music at this time was the product of profoundly religious belief, today we can appreciate these masterpieces for their intrinsic beauty, regardless of our own personal path to faith.

Earlier Event: December 2
The Coronation of King George II
Later Event: March 24
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas