Produced by : Festival Bach Montréal

Orchestre et Chœur de l’Agora

Nicolas Ellis, conductor


Death is omnipresent in the lives of the Bach family. Indeed, they had to endure a considerable number of bereavements. This is often what we find particularly touching in Bach’s music: the man of faith and the man of flesh and blood come face to face.

This concert is intended to convey the message that we should never sink into melancholy, but rather use it as a propellant for vitality. As it was for the Bachs that they used death to make their works immortal, and to nourish their present.

Johann Christoph Bach I (1642 – 1703)
Mit Weinen hebt sichs an (1691)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Cantata Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8

Johann Michael Bach (1648 – 1694)
Unser Leben währet siebenzig Jahr

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit,  BWV 106

J.C. Bach (1642 – 1703)
Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben

Orchestre et Chœur de l’Agora
Nicolas Ellis, conductor
Myriam Leblanc
, soprano
Nicholas Burns, alto
Daniel Johannsen, tenor
Matthias Helm, bass

Cantatas in German and English

Evening Program

concert info

  • November 29, 2023 19:30
  • Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul (entrance on Sherbrooke)
  • orchestra
  • singers
  • from 20$ to 90$


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