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Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat

December 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

$36 – $75

Presented by Early Music Vancouver. Featured artists: Hélène Brunet and Arwen Myers, sopranos, Krisztina Szabo alto, Jacques-Olivier Chartier tenor, Sumner Thompson bass, Pacific Baroque Orchestra directed by Alexander Weimann

The boys’ choir of the St. Thomas church in Leipzig was founded in 1212, and to this day, it still is one of the most prestigious ambassadors of musical culture in Germany. Historically, the choir director had to prepare the services in four churches and organize the music for city functions. Bach held the position from 1723 to his death in 1750; he was appointed only after two of his colleagues, further up on the list, Telemann and Graupner, had declined.

One of Bach’s major tasks was to provide annual cycles of cantatas for each Sunday. In his first year of taking up the post, Bach set the text of the (Latin) Magnificat with four inserted (German) hymns for a performance at Christmas, giving birth to one of his most popular and festive compositions. In this performance, we pair the famous Magnificat with cantata 110, which Bach composed for Christmas 1725, in his third year as cantor and director of the St. Thomas church. Vancouver’s Pacific Baroque Orchestra is joined by three natural trumpets, as many baroque oboes, and a stellar cast of singers, under the inspired direction of Alexander Weimann.

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Date:
December 18
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Cost:
$36 – $75
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Early Music Vancouver
Phone:
604-732-1610
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Early Music Vancouver
Contact Phone
6047321610

Venue

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada
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(604) 822-9197
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