Les Boréades and the St. Lawrence Choir

Bach, a staunch believer, applied all the genius for which he is celebrated to setting the inner theological meaning of texts to music in his cantatas. Like a sermon, the message of Cantatas BWV 61, 99, 125, and 186 is a reminder to all believers that if they are to be sure of earning the riches of heaven and advancing mit fried und freud (in peace and joy) to eternal life, they must put their faith in God. No matter what we believe today, Bach’s music remains for ever an incomparable treasure.

Philippe Bourque, conductor
Hélène Brunet, soprano
Maude Brunet, alto
Philippe Gagné, tenor
François-Nicolas Guertin, baritone

J. S. BACH Cantatas
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (I), BWV 61*
Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (I), BWV 99
Mit Fried’ und Freud’ ich fahr dahin, BWV 125**
Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht, BWV 186

*Cantata of the day according to the liturgical calendar
**Chorale sung by the audience

For tickets and information: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/concerts  514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8

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