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Death and Devotion with Soprano Dorothee Mields

Death and Devotion with Soprano Dorothee Mields

Wednesday February 3, 2016 | 7:30pm
Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

German early music star soprano Dorothee Mields returns to Vancouver for a shared recital of seventeenth and early eighteenth-century North German sacred music with American baritone, Sumner Thompson. Marc Destrubé leads an ensemble of solo strings, gambas and a full continuo section.

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Festive Cantatas – Praetorius Christmas Vespers

Festive Cantatas – Praetorius Christmas Vespers

Sunday December 20, 2015 | 3:00pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Thirteen vocal soloists specializing in seventeenth-century music from all over North America, string band, cornetto and sackbut players, three theorbo players, and multiple keyboardists join together to recreate the joyful celebration of Christmas Vespers as it might have been heard under the direction of Michael Praetorius in seventeenth-century Germany.

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Juilliard415 with conductor Nicholas McGegan

Juilliard415 with conductor Nicholas McGegan

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 18-20, 2015| 10:30am
Vancouver Academy of Music

EMV partners with Music in the Morning to bring Juilliard415, the principal period-instrument ensemble of the Julliard School, along with four vocalists and star guest conductor Nicholas McGegan, to the stage of the Vancouver Academy of Music. The programme includes Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 6 and Georg Philipp Telemann’s Die Tageszeiten, a collection of secular cantatas.

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Dialogos Ensemble – Swithun – A Medieval Miracle Play

Dialogos Ensemble – Swithun – A Medieval Miracle Play

Friday November 13, 2015 | 7:30pm
Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

One of Dialogos’s favourite repertoires, early medieval polyphony from Winchester, is at the origin of this programme. Through the voice of Wulfstan the Cantor, it follows the path of a penitent man haunted by his visionary or terrifying dreams, trying to escape from three raging Furies, wild like wolves, and finally finding salvation from Swithun, saint of all miracles.

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Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Friday October 23, 2015 | 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Monteverdi’s Vespers is a monumental masterpiece. Conductor and lutenist Stephen Stubbs leads nine soloists, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and a collection of North America’s best seventeenth-century instrumentalists including the peerless Bruce Dickey on cornetto.

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Salsa Baroque – Ensemble Caprice

Salsa Baroque – Ensemble Caprice

Thursday October 15, 2015 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert Talk - 6:45pm)
The Vancouver Playhouse

Salsa is the Spanish word for sauce, designating at the same time a dance as well as a family of musical genres in Latin-American music. It is this latter meaning and its ancient roots that inspire the title Salsa Baroque.

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Culture Days: The Path to Performance

Culture Days: The Path to Performance

Friday September 25, 2015 | Open rehearsal: 4:30-5:30pm | Discussion: 5:30-6:30pm
Hodson Manor, 1254 West 7th Avenue

Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in and appreciate all forms of arts and culture.

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