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Common Grounds

Common Grounds

Thursday June 30, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Two ensembles. Two starkly different genres. In this remarkable project, a Baroque ensemble led by JUNO Award-winning harpsichordist/chamber organist Alexander Weimann and a brilliant jazz septet led by trumpeter/composer Alan Matheson explore threads running from the 1600’s through today’s creative jazz scene.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar30-06-2016 7:30 pm01-07-2016 12:00 amCommon Grounds Thursday June 30, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Two ensembles. Two starkly different genres. In this remarkable project, a Baroque ensemble led by JUNO Award-winning harpsichordist/chamber organist Alexander Weimann and a brilliant jazz septet led by trumpeter/composer Alan Matheson explore threads running from the 1600’s through today’s creative jazz scene. Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

Goldberg Variations/Variations

Goldberg Variations/Variations

Tuesday August 2, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

The hugely talented young pianist Dan Tepfer performs his much admired interpretation of JS Bach’s masterpiece, with the original music complemented by Tepfer’s own improvised, jazz-style response.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar02-08-2016 7:30 pm03-08-2016 12:00 amGoldberg Variations/Variations Tuesday August 2, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)The hugely talented young pianist Dan Tepfer performs his much admired interpretation of JS Bach’s masterpiece, with the original music complemented by Tepfer’s own improvised, jazz-style response.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

Schübler Chorales

Schübler Chorales

Wednesday August 3, 2016 | 1:00pm (Pre-concert talk 12:15pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

A collection of six chorale preludes paired with their chorale harmonizations. The title ‘Schübler Chorales’ derives from the engraver and publisher Johann Georg Schübler, who is named on the title page.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar03-08-2016 1:00 pm03-08-2016 5:00 pmSchübler Chorales Wednesday August 3, 2016 | 1:00pm (Pre-concert talk 12:15pm)A collection of six chorale preludes paired with their chorale harmonizations. The title 'Schübler Chorales' derives from the engraver and publisher Johann Georg Schübler, who is named on the title page.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

The Art of the Fugue – Davitt Moroney

The Art of the Fugue – Davitt Moroney

Wednesday August 3, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Davitt Moroney has been associated with The Art of the Fugue for nearly 30 years. His first recording of the monumental piece won the Gramophone Award and was praised by the New York Times for its “vivid clarity” and “a sense of a voyage of the spirit.”

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar03-08-2016 7:30 pm04-08-2016 12:00 amThe Art of the Fugue – Davitt Moroney Wednesday August 3, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Davitt Moroney has been associated with The Art of the Fugue for nearly 30 years. His first recording of the monumental piece won the Gramophone Award and was praised by the New York Times for its "vivid clarity" and "a sense of a voyage of the spirit." Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Thursday August 4, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Ingrid Matthews and Byron Schenkman are both regular EMV collaborators and frequent guests at festivals all over North America. Their cumulative experience has been gained over a lifetime of study and collaboration. This performance is Bach at its most intimate.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar04-08-2016 7:30 pm05-08-2016 12:00 amSonatas for Violin and Harpsichord Thursday August 4, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Ingrid Matthews and Byron Schenkman are both regular EMV collaborators and frequent guests at festivals all over North America. Their cumulative experience has been gained over a lifetime of study and collaboration. This performance is Bach at its most intimate.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

J. S. Bach – Mass in B Minor

J. S. Bach – Mass in B Minor

Friday August 5, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Bach spent the last years of his life in Leipzig, undertaking what he knew would be his final great achievement — the compilation of some of his finest vocal compositions into his magnificent Mass in B minor.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar05-08-2016 7:30 pm06-08-2016 12:00 amJ. S. Bach – Mass in B Minor Friday August 5, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Bach spent the last years of his life in Leipzig, undertaking what he knew would be his final great achievement — the compilation of some of his finest vocal compositions into his magnificent Mass in B minor. Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing ArtsDD/MM/YYYY

Anna Magdalena Songbook – Home Suite Home

Anna Magdalena Songbook – Home Suite Home

Saturday August 6, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Beginning with the occasion of their wedding, celebrated at home on December 3, 1721, the centrality of domestic music-making in the home of Anna Magdalena and Johann Sebastian Bach is established immediately.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar06-08-2016 7:30 pm07-08-2016 12:00 amAnna Magdalena Songbook – Home Suite Home Saturday August 6, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Beginning with the occasion of their wedding, celebrated at home on December 3, 1721, the centrality of domestic music-making in the home of Anna Magdalena and Johann Sebastian Bach is established immediately. Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

The Musical Offering

The Musical Offering

Tuesday August 9, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

The Musical Offering was initiated in 1747 when Frederick the Great, King Frederick II of Prussia, himself a superb flutist, gave to Bach a complicated theme upon which Bach improvised to the astonishment of all present. Within the next few weeks Bach perfected and presented to Frederick a composition which exhibits Bach’s boundless

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar09-08-2016 7:30 pm10-08-2016 12:00 amThe Musical Offering Tuesday August 9, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)The Musical Offering was initiated in 1747 when Frederick the Great, King Frederick II of Prussia, himself a superb flutist, gave to Bach a complicated theme upon which Bach improvised to the astonishment of all present. Within the next few weeks Bach perfected and presented to Frederick a composition which exhibits Bach’s boundless Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

Sonatas and Partitas

Sonatas and Partitas

Wednesday August 10, 2016 | 1:00pm (Pre-concert talk 12:15pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Profound in spirit and monumental in scope, Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo instruments are some of the most profoundly beautiful and exposed solo works ever written.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar10-08-2016 1:00 pm10-08-2016 5:00 pmSonatas and Partitas Wednesday August 10, 2016 | 1:00pm (Pre-concert talk 12:15pm)Profound in spirit and monumental in scope, Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo instruments are some of the most profoundly beautiful and exposed solo works ever written. Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

Cello Suites – Beiliang Zhu

Cello Suites – Beiliang Zhu

Thursday August 11, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Let imagination run wild in a selection of the classic Bach Cello Suites. Each movement is a different scene; each dance is a different spirit.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar11-08-2016 7:30 pm12-08-2016 12:00 amCello Suites – Beiliang Zhu Thursday August 11, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Let imagination run wild in a selection of the classic Bach Cello Suites. Each movement is a different scene; each dance is a different spirit. Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

Orchestral Suites for a Young Prince

Orchestral Suites for a Young Prince

Friday August 12, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Baroque superstar Monica Huggett leads the full Pacific Baroque Orchestra and guest soloist Gonzalo Ruiz in a performance of some of Bach’s most beloved works for orchestra.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar12-08-2016 7:30 pm13-08-2016 12:00 amOrchestral Suites for a Young Prince Friday August 12, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Baroque superstar Monica Huggett leads the full Pacific Baroque Orchestra and guest soloist Gonzalo Ruiz in a performance of some of Bach’s most beloved works for orchestra.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

Culture Days – The Path to Performance

Culture Days – The Path to Performance

Friday September 30, 2016 | 5:30pm - FREE EVENT
Hodson Manor

Artistic Director Matthew White explains the basis for EMV’s year-long collaboration with the Early Modern Conversions Project planned for the 2017-18 season and how it relates to Claudio Monteverdi, Buxtehude, Martin Luther and other important historical figures.

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Fretwork – The Cries of London

Fretwork – The Cries of London

Friday October 21, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

London’s famed Viol Consort, are heard in a selection of the Cries of London, in which music for viol consort is overlaid – sometimes comically, sometimes poignantly – with the raucous voices of 16th-century London’s street-vendors, mendicants, tradesmen and river-taxis.

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Breathtaking – A Voice and a Cornetto Entwined

Breathtaking – A Voice and a Cornetto Entwined

Friday November 4, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

In the 16th and 17th centuries, the cornetto was fabled for its astonishing ability to imitate the human voice. This imitation encompassed not only its clear and bright sound, but also its agility, and expressive range, which could make it sound almost as though the player were speaking through his instrument.

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Tibia ex Tempore – Medieval Flute Meditations

Tibia ex Tempore – Medieval Flute Meditations

Wednesday November 16, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

The transverse flute was a highly-treasured instrument in the Middle Ages. Of all medieval instruments the flute, a cylindrical wooden tube with six finger holes, is the most similar to the human voice. Through its intensive tone and sensitivity to slight modulations in breath pressure, it plays the role of mediator between man and nature, and in late antiquity it represents communication with the hereafter.

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Toque of the Town: A Theatrical Celebration of French Gastronomy

Toque of the Town: A Theatrical Celebration of French Gastronomy

Friday November 25, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Toque of the Town is a theatrical celebration and tantalizing tribute to the history of French gastronomy. Boasting an on-stage chef, two singers, an instrumental ensemble, and a wonderfully convivial tasting menu at the end of the performance served up by the performers, this is a unique event to suit all lovers of food, wine, theatre and music.

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Festive Cantatas – J.S. Bach Magnificat

Festive Cantatas – J.S. Bach Magnificat

Sunday December 18, 2016 | 3:00pm (Pre-concert talk 2:15pm)
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Alexander Weimann leads five internationally renowned soloists, a full baroque orchestra, 3 trumpets, and timpani in a performance of the original version of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat. Written for Christmas Vespers in 1723, this version includes four rarely heard and delightful inserts that illuminate the Nativity story.

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Le Mozart Noir – Symphonies by Chevalier Saint-Georges, Mozart & Haydn

Le Mozart Noir – Symphonies by Chevalier Saint-Georges, Mozart & Haydn

Saturday February 4, 2017 | 8:00pm (Pre-concert documentary screening 6:30pm - featuring Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra)
Vancouver Playhouse

One of the greatest composers of the early classical period was Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier Saint-Georges. Known as “Le Mozart Noir”, he was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical tradition to have African ancestry. Incredibly, this son of a slave overcame adversities of class, race, and prejudice to become a major musical star all over Europe inspired both Mozart and Haydn. Today, he is almost entirely forgotten.

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The Choir of King’s College Cambridge

The Choir of King’s College Cambridge

Sunday March 26, 2017 | 2:00pm (Pre-concert talk 1:15pm)
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s best known choral groups; every Christmas Eve, millions of people worldwide tune into A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a service that has been broadcast by the BBC since 1928.

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Soprano Karina Gauvin with Les Boreades – Works of Henry Purcell

Soprano Karina Gauvin with Les Boreades – Works of Henry Purcell

Friday April 21, 2017 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Canada’s very own superstar soprano, Karina Gauvin, has impressed audiences and critics the world over with her luscious timbre, profound musicality and wide vocal range. The Globe and Mail calls her “one of the dream sopranos of our time.” A regular collaborator with conductors as diverse as Dutoit, Nagano, Nezet Seguin, Bichkov, Norrington, Hogwood, Rilling, Labadie, Rousset, Curtis, and Haim, Karina is one of the most respected sopranos of her generation and a national treasure.

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