Bavarian tenor Hermann Oswald to perform in Montreal on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ensemble Caprice


Hermann Oswald - source

The 2014-2015 season marks the 25th anniversary of Ensemble Caprice, a baroque and early music ensemble, founded and directed by Matthias Maute, flutist, conductor and composer of German descent. Under his guidance, the Ensemble Caprice won the prestigious JUNO for Best Classical Album Of The Year 2009 for their disc Gloria! Vivaldi et ses anges (Analekta).

To mark the occasion, Ensemble Caprice associates with various artists in the 2014-2015 season and will present two of J.S. Bachs funeral cantatas, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (BWV 106), and Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl (BWV 198) with Monika Mauch, soprano, Maude Brunet, alto, Hermann Oswald, tenor, and Clayton Kennedy, basso, on Sunday 22 February 2015 at 2pm at the Montreal Fine Arts Museum’s Bourgie Hall.

Originally from Bavaria, Hermann Oswald sang first for the Boys’ Choir of Bad Tölz (Tölzer Knabenchor). After his studies in agriculture in order to continue his family’s tradition near Munich, he pursued his passion and taught himself how to sing , developed his voice thanks to various private teachers and started a promising career as a tenor in Europe in the 1990s. He was soon invited to perform as a tenor with prestigious opera houses - Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg or Munich. He specialises in baroque and pre-baroque repertoire, early music and Minnesang, as well as Lied.

The Chancellery of the State of Bavaria is proud to support this concert and to promote the career of a talented lyric singer still unknown on the American continent.

Concert "Profondeur et consolation" - Cantates funèbres de JS Bach
Dimanche 22 février 2015 à 14h
Bourgie Concert Hall
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
1339, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal