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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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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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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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GUIDED MEDIEVAL FLUTE MEDITATIONS

GUIDED MEDIEVAL FLUTE MEDITATIONS

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 2:30pm
Centre for Peace - Canadian Memorial United Church

Join Early Music Vancouver, Medieval flautist Norbert Rodenkirchen, and Beverly Akhurst of Ocean Breath Yoga on Tuesday, November 15th for an afternoon of mindfulness and music.

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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 with Bruce Dickey)
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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Fretwork – In Nomine

Fretwork – In Nomine

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

The In Nomine forms a rich repertory of late Renaissance English instrumental music. This fascinating program explores a treasure trove of In Nomine settings, all stemming from John Taverner’s 16th-century setting…

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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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Handel and his Rivals – SOLD OUT!

Handel and his Rivals – SOLD OUT!

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

Wildly virtuosic works by Handel and the rival composers from 18th century London’s ‘Opera of the Nobility’ who briefly put him out of business – Music by Porpora, Hasse, Veracini and others.

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