Newswire | Grégoire Jeay, Luc Beauséjour to Play C.P.E. Bach at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

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Montreal, May 17, 2022 – Concert en clavecin is proud to announce the last concert of its season on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours in Old Montreal. The flute enjoyed a golden age in the 18th century. In Germany, the passion of Frederick II, King of Prussia, contributed greatly to this. Not only did he play it on the battlefields, but Berlin gathered a phalanx of musicians who made the most of the expressive qualities of the royal instrument. Among them, in a style that would be described as “sensitive,” Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the king’s accompanist at court, made it dialogue with the harpsichord in equal measure.

Program (in one part):

Flute Sonata in E-flat major, BWV 1031, H. 545

Flute Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020 (attributed to C.P.E. Bach, H. 542.5)

Sonata for flute in D major, Wq. 83, H. 505

Sonata for flute in E major, Wq. 84, H. 506

Grégoire Jeay specializes in the playing and repertoire of the baroque transverse flute. He performs regularly in concerts in Quebec and Canada. He has also performed in France, Belgium, Mexico, Turkey, England and the United States. He is known for his musicality and expressiveness as well as for his sense of ornamentation and improvisation. Mr. Jeay regularly performs and records with internationally renowned musicians, singers and orchestras such as Tafelmusik of Toronto, Clavecin en concert, La Nef and Ensemble Caprice. He recently co-founded, with soprano Myriam Leblanc, the Ensemble Mirabilia. In addition to his activities as a flutist, Grégoire Jeay is a composer and arranger for various ensembles.

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Harpsichordist and organist Luc Beauséjour has a very active career, having performed as a soloist in North and South America and in Europe. He has received nine Prix Opus from the Conseil québécois de la musique, which also consecrated hiḿ “Performer of the Year 2003.” He also won two Félix trophies at the ADISQ Gala for two of his recordings. Luc Beauséjour has performed much of Johann Sebastian Bach’s harpsichord and organ music. He has led more than 45 recording projects, both as soloist and musical director. Since 1994, Luc Beauséjour has been the musical director of Clavecin en concert. He teaches at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and at the Université de Montréal where he obtained a doctorate in performance.

Musicians : Grégoire Jeay, flute and Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 7:30 p.m. at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, Old Montreal

Price (taxes and ticketing fees included)

Regular: $35, Senior: $32, Student: $28

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