Bach comes to Christ Church

Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat takes place at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m

The 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 on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.

The program features one of Bach’s greatest masterpieces for choir and orchestra as it was heard during a Christmas vespers service in Leipzig in 1723. Juno Award-winning music director Alexander Weimann leads the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and five internationally renowned guest soloists in this seasonal celebration.

The concert will include four rarely heard and delightful carol inserts that help to illuminate the nativity story. The solos and choral parts will be taken on by the voices of five internationally acclaimed guest soloists — Molly Quinn, Danielle Sampson, Meg Bragle, Aaron Sheehan and Jesse Blumberg.

Tickets are $26 for members and $35 for non members. Visit earlymusicsociety-oftheislands.ca or call 250-386-6121 for more information.

 

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