Eric Milnes is the internationally acclaimed founding co-director of L’Harmonie des saisons and as such one of the most dynamic, creative and compelling choral directors and keyboard artists of his generation. For his return to the Festival Bach Montréal, Eric Milnes chose an unusual pairing of one of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s rarely performed cantatas with his father’s luminous Magnificat. Be assured of an evening of unmitigated pleasure.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)
Cantate Ich will den Namen des Herrn preisen, Wq 245 / H 810

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Magnificat, BWV 243

L’Harmonie des saisons
Eric Milnes, conductor
Denise Torre Ormeño*, soprano
Hélène Brunet*, soprano
Rachel Duval*, soprano
Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, soprano
Nicholas Burns*, alto
Michael Taylor*, alto
Philippe Gagné*, tenor
Bernard Cayouette, tenor
Jonathon Adams*, bass
William Kraushaar*, bass
(soloists*)