Masques is a Montreal-based early music ensemble founded in 1998, performing vocal and instrumental music of the 16th and 17th centuries. The name of the ensemble is inspired by the masques of Elizabethan England – mystical performances that fused poetry, music, dance and drama.
The ensemble has become a meeting point for Canada’s young musicians. Masques also collaborates regularly with up and coming European talents, thereby maintaining close ties with musicians of diverse backgrounds.
Program Biber: Sonata VIII a cinque in G Major Purcell: Airs and dances from The Fairy Queen Buxtehude: Trio sonata for violin, bass viol and basso continuo Biber: Pars in A minor (from Mensa Sonora) Vivaldi: Concerto in RV443 in C major for sopranino recorder **** Rameau: Concert No. 1 "from Pièces de clavecin en concert" J. C. F. Bach: Sinfonia in D Minor Biber: Sonata III in D Minor (from Fidicinium sacro-profanum)