Rencontres Musicales | Bach Burlesque


The Rencontres Musicales is the cultural event of the summer! For this 2022 edition, the musicians of the Ensemble Masques will perform on Monday 8 August at 7pm in the Protestant church of Champéry.


Ensemble Masques with Maïlys de Villoutreys, soprano, Benjamin Appl, baritone and Olivier Fortin, harpsichord and conductor.

Programme :

“Very surprising cantatas…”

This concert will illustrate Johann Sebastian Bach’s repertoire dedicated to cantatas: sacred cantatas that he composed for each Sunday of the liturgy, but also secular cantatas that portray – like miniature operettas – picturesque characters, their concerns and interests. We discover a bon vivant Bach, full of humour! The Orchestral Suite No. 3 completes the programme, giving us the opportunity to hear the very famous and magnificent ‘Air on the G string’.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Willkommen, werter Schatz BWV 36/5
Air from the sacred cantata ‘Schwingt freudig euch empor’ (Rise with joy)

Was des Höchsten Glanz erfüllt BWV 194/3
Aria from the sacred cantata “Höchsterwünschtes Freud Fest” (Long-awaited day of joy)

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan BWV 100/4
Aria from the sacred cantata “Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan” (What God does is right)

Am Abend, da es kühle war BWV 244/64
Mache dich, mein Herze rein BWV 244/65
Two tunes from the St Matthew Passion BWV 244

Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße BWV 211
Aria from the secular cantata “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht” (Be quiet, don’t chatter) also known as the “Coffee Cantata

Wer mich liebet BWV 59/1
Aria from the sacred cantata “Der mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten” (He who loves me will keep my word)


Zu Tanze, zu Sprunge BWV 201/7
Aria from the secular cantata “Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde” (Quick, whirling winds)

Peasants’ Cantata
Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet BWV 212
Secular cantata “We have a new governor”, called by Bach himself “Burlesque cantata” but better known as “Peasants’ cantata”.

Opening hours

Monday 8 August 2022 at 7 pm.
Doors open at 18:30.



Adult: 35 CHF, Child: Free for children under 15 years old., Student: 15 CHF.
Pass festival :
- Tarif unique CHF 220.-.

Useful links


Temple ProtestantRue du Village 9CH - 1874Champéry
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Protestant church

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