Bach – Le Voyage Éphémère

L’Orchestre de l’Agora is making its 8th appearance at the Montreal Bach Festival. Together, the two organizations have designed a program that will take you on a journey through the genealogy of the famous composer. The Agora Choir will be featured in a capella works by Johann Christophe Bach and Johann Michael Bach, who were cousins of J.S. Bach. The orchestra will join the choir in performing three magnificent cantatas by the renowned composer. The concert will also showcase soloists Myriam Leblanc, Nicholas Burns, Daniel Johannesen, and Matthias Helm.

The chosen works provide an introspection into the ephemeral journey of our existence through music and texts that are both moving, hopeful, and meditative.


Bach – Le Voyage Éphémère

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday November 29, 2023
7:30 p.m.
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From 20$ to 90$


Église Saint-André et Saint-Paul 
(entrée sur Sherbrooke)
3415 Rue Redpath,
Montréal, QC H3G 2G2


Nicolas Ellis, direction
Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Nicholas Burns, alto
Daniel Johannsen, ténor
Matthias Helm, basse

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