Sunday, February 12th, 2023 – 2:30 p.m.
Concert available On Demand
Bourgie Hall
1339 Sherbrooke West
Montréal, H3G 1G2

Bus : 24 – stop De la Montagne Bus

Stations Guy-Concordia, Peel or Lucien-L’Allier


As part of the complete sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach series undertaken by Bourgie Hall over eight years ago, the SMAM will perform four works focused on the faithful’s unconditional confidence in divine protection. Dating to Bach’s first years in Leipzig, BWV 68, God so loved the world, evokes the Redemption and the promise of eternal life; BWV 104, You Shepherd of Israel, hear, convinces the listener that Christ watches over us; and BWV 136, Examine me, God, and know my heart, shows that he also offers an assurance of strength and justice. Bach composed the more intimate BWV 196, The Lord is mindful of us, at the age of 23, for the wedding of a minister friend.

In collaboration with Bourgie Hall


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Der Herr denket an uns [Le Seigneur pense à nous/ The Lord thinks of us], BWV 196

Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz [Éprouve-moi, Dieu, et connais mon cœur / Examine me, God, and probe my heart], BWV 136

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt [Ainsi, Dieu a tant aimé le monde / Thus has God loved the world], BWV 68

Du Hirte Israel, höre [Toi, pasteur d’Israël, écoute / You shepherd of Israel, hear], BWV 104
(The final chorale will be reprised with the audience).



Stephanie Manias, soprano
Nicholas Burns, countertenor
Haitham Haidar, tenor
Jonathon Adams, baritone

Megan Chartrand

Rebecca Dowd
Paulina Francisco
Dorothéa Ventura

Charlotte Cumberbirch
Marie-Andrée Mathieu
Josée Lalonde
Ian Sabourin

Jean-Sébastien Allaire
Kerry Bursey
Nathan Lelièvre
Michiel Schrey

John Giffen
François-Nicolas Guertin
Victor Chisholm
William Kraushaar

Sallynee Amawat
et Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, first violins
Mélanie de Bonville et Jimin Shin, seconds violins
Peter Lekx et Margaret Little, violas
Eliana Zimmerman, cello
Dominic Girard, double bass
Matthew Jennejohn et Andrew Maruzzella, oboes and oboes d’amore
Karim Nasr, bassoon
Simon Poirier, horn
Christophe Gauthier, organ

Andrew McAnerney, musical direction