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

On demand until Saturday, December 11th, 2021
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

Megan Chartrand, Rebecca Dowd Lekx, Geneviève Gates-Panneton, Marie Magistry, sopranos
Alexandra Asher, Elizabeth Ekholm, Josée Lalonde, Ian Sabourin, altos
Nils Brown, Justin Jalea, David Menzies, Arthur Tangay-Labrosse, tenors
Victor Chisholm, John Giffen, William Kraushaar, Normand Richard, basses

Tanya LaPerrière, (violon solo), Émilie Brûlé, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violins 1
Sallynee Amawat, Mélanie de Bonville, Jimin Dobson, violins 2
Valérie Arsenault, Jacques-André Houle, Peter Lekx, altos
Amanda Keesmaat, Andrea Stewart, cellos
Shanti Natchtergaelem, contrebasse
Christophe Gauthier, organ
Joel Verkaik, hautbois 1, hautbois d’amour, hautbois de chasse
Amanda Kitik, hautbois 2, hautbois de chasse
Francis Pigeon, trumpet, cors
Mary Chalk, bassoon

Andrew McAnerney, direction