Sunday, April 26th 2020, 2:30 p. m. – CANCELLED
Bourgie Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal
Guy Concordia Station / Peel Station


As part of Arte Musica’s series of Bach’s complete sacred cantatas at Bourgie Hall, the SMAM is presenting four cantatas on the theme of the unconditional trust that the faithful must have in divine protection. BWV 68, God so loved the world, speaks of redemption and the promise of eternal life; BWV 104, You Shepherd of Israel, hear, declares that Christ is watching over us; and BWV 136, Search me, God, and know my heart, shows that he also offers an assurance of strength and justice. As for BWV 196, The Lord is mindful of us, Bach composed it at the age of 23 for the wedding of a minister friend.

Coproduction Arte Musica

Listen the pre-concert conversation (Isolde Lagacé and Natalie Michaud)


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt BWV 68
Du Hirte Israel, höre BWV 104
Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz BWV 136
Der Herr denket an uns BWV 196


Stephanie Manias, soprano
Nicholas Burns, countertenor
Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor
Clayton Kennedy, baritone

Choir and Orchestra

Andrew McAnerney, direction