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Stile Antico – In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile

Stile Antico – In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile

Sunday March 5, 2017 | 2:00pm (Pre-concert talk 1:15pm)
Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Stile Antico is a British ensemble now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field and has an extensive and award-winning discography on the Harmonia Mundi label.

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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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New Music for Old Instruments

New Music for Old Instruments

Wednesday January 25, 2017 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Featured soloist Camille Hesketh. Works by Peter Hannan, Györgi Ligeti and Louis Andriessen

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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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