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Event Archive - Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat: Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Sat. December 17th 2016 Christ Church Cathedral (All Ages)
Early Music Society of the Islands (EMSI) and Christ Church Cathedral, in collaboration with the Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project, present Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat at Christ Church Cathedral, December 17, 2016 at 8pm. Hailed as one of J.S. Bach’s greatest masterpieces for choir and orchestra and written for Christmas Vespers in 1723, this performance includes four rarely heard and delightful inserts that illuminate the Nativity story. Juno Award-winning Music Director Alexander Weimann leads the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and five internationally-renowned guest soloists, three trumpets, and timpani in this annual seasonal celebration. The programme also includes Telemann’s concerto for three trumpets in D major (TWV 54), and Bach’s beloved Cantata 140 (Wachet auf).

For further information visit:

Tickets from $26 (for member subscribers) to $35 available at:
- McPherson Box Office, or via telephone: 250-386-6121
- Ivy’s Bookshop, Munro’s Books, Long & McQuade


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Pacific Baroque Orchestra

One of North America's most exciting and innovative period-instrument ensembles, Vancouver's Pacific Baroque Orchestra has consistently held to its mandate of presenting music of the past in lively and imaginative performances. True to its name, the orchestra plays the music of the baroque period (17th and 18th centuries) on period instruments (or ... more info
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