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Le Festival Bach de Montréal

Name:

Le festival Bach de Montréal (= FBM) / The Montreal Bach Festival (= MBF)

Location:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Venues:

Église Saint-Viateur; St. George’s Anglican Church; Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours; St. James United Church; Christ Church Cathedral; Chapelle historique deu Bon-Pasteur; Église de l’Immaculée-Conception; Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul; The Church of St. John the Evangelist; Pollack Hall; Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre; Conservatoire de musique de Montréal; Salle Wilfried Palletier, Place de Arts

Years:

Since 2002

Months:

November-December

Artistic Director:

Alexandra Scheibler (Founder)

Ensembles:

V/A

Website:

Le festival Bach de Montréal [French/English]

History & Mission:

Founded in 2002, the Montreal Bach Academy is an organization dedicated to the study, performance and celebration of J.S. Bach, the timeless genius whose innovations in composition laid the groundwork for all composers and musicians of the last four centuries. Under the direction of its founder, Dr Alexandra Scheibler, the Montreal Bach Academy presents the Montreal Bach Festival (MBF) which includes concerts, public courses given by leading musicians, and a symposium in which specialized musicologists discuss various subjects. The MBF takes place just before the holiday season at the end of November and the beginning of December.

The works of J.S. Bach are considered a model for all music composed since his time. His heritage is an omnipresent influence in all genres of performance and composition from western European traditions to jazz. The famous Bach festivals of Europe, especially those of Bachfest Leipzig and Bachwoche Ansbach, are inspiring and stimulating and have become our artistic and organizational models.

The mission of the MBF is to emphasize this heritage pursuing the highest musical standards and, fol- lowing the example of Bach, celebrating music in its largest sense. An important place is also given to the music of other composers. Thus, by its association with many ensembles and musical organizations, by its openness to all baroque and classical repertoire, the Montreal Bach Festival is undeniably a major musical event that contributes to the richness of cultural and social life in the city.

Recent Festivals:

3rd Festival: Nov 24-Dec 5, 2009
4th Festival: Nov 26-Dec 8, 2010
5th Festival: Nov 8-20, 2011

6th Festival: Dec 1-13, 2012
7th Festival: Nov 14; Nov 13-Dec 7, 2013
8th Festival: Nov 15; Nov 23-Dec 7, 2014

Logo:

1st Festival - 2002

2nd Festival -

3rd Festival - 2009

4th Festival - 2010

5th Festival - 2011

     

6th Festival - 2012 7th Festival - 2013
Programme Programme      

Source: Le festival Bach de Montréal Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2010 - March 2014)

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