Join the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir online for a concert of choral music by Bach, Schubert and Brahms on Good Friday. The concert explores themes of grief and sacred space - the music will be accompanied by images, dance, and a stroll through a forest. A highlight is the contemporary dance choreographed and performed by Laurence Lemieux to Bach's Christ lag in Todesbanden.
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, recorded from home during pandemic lockdown, under conductor Simon Rivard. With piano, continuo, string quintet and contemporary dancer.
Franz Schubert: Stabat Mater in G minor
Johann Sebastian Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden, Cantata #4
Johannes Brahms: How lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, from A German Requiem
Streaming on Livestream Good Friday, April 2 at 8pm ET (GMT -4). Also available on demand after. Free to view although donations are appreciated.
Why You Should Attend
Experience great choral music from Holy Week in a inspiring online concert that contemplates grief in this year when so many are experiencing profound grief. Watch a stunning contemporary dance choreographed and performed to Bach's Cantata #4. The concert ends in a hopeful way by highlighting what so many people have found - sacred space in nature near their homes.