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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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Orchestral Suites for a Young Prince – SOLD OUT!

Orchestral Suites for a Young Prince – SOLD OUT!

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.

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Cello Suites – Beiliang Zhu – SOLD OUT!

Cello Suites – Beiliang Zhu – SOLD OUT!

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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J. S. Bach – Mass in B Minor – SOLD OUT!

J. S. Bach – Mass in B Minor – SOLD OUT!

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.

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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.

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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.”

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