THE MONTREAL BAROQUE FESTIVAL
THE CBC/MCGILL SERIES
THE BRUCE HAYNES
for the rhetorical singing of the music of
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
The Montreal Baroque Festival is engaged in the recording of Sacred Cantatas of J. S. Bach for the Montreal label ATMAClassique. The project is committed to the ideals and principals of historically informed performance, and to the presentation of the Cantatas with one voice per part. The Festival seeks the four vocalists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) who will participate in the next series of performances and recording, scheduled for June 2014. All singers are invited to apply who share a dedicated commitment to period stylistic discovery and a rhetorical, dramatic manner of expression, as exemplified by the life work of musician-scholar Bruce Haynes. Both male and female soprano and alto voices are welcome.
There is no age requirement.
Winners will be invited to perform next season's program of Bach Cantatas at
The Tage für Alte Musik Festival, Regensburg, Germany, Monday, June 9th 2014
The Montreal Baroque Festival, Thursday, June 19th 2014
An Honorarium of $3000 CAD will be awarded
A rehearsal week (TBD) in Montreal during May 2014 will be obligatory
The 2014 Selection Committee
All materials must be submitted before January 15th 2014
Singers are invited to submit a recording (audio or video) of
Application Processing Fee : $100CAD
If preferred, CD or DVD materials and CV may be mailed via post to the Festival address above.
Candidates who advance to the final round will be notified promptly after January 15.
Finalist candidates will be invited to create a CBC Music Artist Page (CBCMusic.ca/ArtistSignUp)
The Winners will be announced on February 28th 2014
For further inquiries, please email : email@example.com
The Festival reserves the right to choose any or no winners, as deemed appropriate by the selection committee
Baroque Oboist, Instrument Builder, Teacher
In 2011 the musical community mourned the loss of Bruce Haynes, hautboy player and author of some ofthe most influential research on the oboe published. Bruce will be remembered for his pioneering work in the revival of the early oboe, his thoroughly documented history of the hautboy's first century in The Eloquent Oboe, research on pitch (The Story of A) and contributions to the Grove Dictionary and Yale Musical Instrument Series, as well as provocative writings on musical aesthetics, notably The End of Early Music. His final book on rhetorical interpretation and affects, The Pathetick Musician, was left in a virtually complete state that will be published by Oxford University Press.
No other musician in the twentieth century embraced the hautboy with the same pioneering spirit, and built such a legendary reputation as inspirational performer and teacher, and provocative scholar. The stream of Haynes' influence will last for many years. To some, it is the emotional intensity of his playing that stands out, to others his copious writing - as informative as it is thought provoking, as critical as it is inspiring - that constitutes his most significant contribution. Bruce's playing, research and teaching all reflected a keen interest in making sense of music: a doubly appropriate metaphor for his chosen baroque repertoire with its rich rhetorical implications. As he wrote in The End of Early Music,
'A subject like music beckons us on,
Bruce was continually drawn to probe the mysteries of music and performance, to search for answers. At best, he left us with a sense of achievement - or as he put it, "'happiness' - that is mixed, momentary, and provisional." But anyone who knew him will attest that the happiness he gave was unmixed: he was utterly and unforgettably intelligent and caring as parent, teacher, and colleague. For a projected monograph that did not proceed past a rough sketch, Paradigm Lost: Reconstructing the Eloquent Voice, Bruce allocated the following motto quotation from Shakespeare that epitomizes his thoughtful meditation on the musical experience:
Spite of Fashion let some few be found
(article excerpted from Bruce Haynes : A Biographical Tribute by Geoffrey Burgess)