Friday, December 3rd, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.

On demand until Saturday, December 11th, 2021 – 12 p.m.
Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
309 Rachel EAST, Montreal
Mont-Royal Station


Certain movements from the Cantor’s cantatas have managed to captivate all audiences, such as “Sleepers Wake” from Cantata BWV 140, or “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed and adapted many times over, with its refrain that surrounds the chorale melody like a garland. Hear the original sounds of these beautiful and familiar pieces that comfort the soul, while exploring other appealing aspects of the cantatas that serve as their backdrop.

As part of the Montreal Bach Festival


Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 62)

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140)

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (BWV 147)


Stephanie Manias, soprano
Marie-Andrée Mathieu, alto
Michiel Schrey, tenor
Clayton Kennedy, bass

Choir and orchestra

Andrew McAnerney, direction