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)
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt [For God so loved the world], BWV 68

Du Hirte Israel, höre [You Shepherd of Israel, hear], BWV 104

Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz [Search me, God, and know my heart], BWV 136

Der Herr denket an uns [The Lord thinks of us], BWV 196

The audience will be invited to sing the final chorale from the last cantata, BWV 104.


Soloists, choir, and orchestra

Andrew McAnerney, conductor
Stephanie Manias, soprano
Nicholas Burns, countertenor
Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor
Jonathon Adams, baritone

Andrew McAnerney, musical direction