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Handel and his Rivals – Opera Arias from 18th Century London

Handel and his Rivals – Opera Arias from 18th Century London

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.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar16-09-2016 3:00 pm16-09-2016 7:00 pmHandel and his Rivals – Opera Arias from 18th Century London Friday September 16, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)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.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

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.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar21-10-2016 7:30 pm22-10-2016 12:00 amFretwork – The Cries of London Friday October 21, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)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.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

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.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar04-11-2016 7:30 pm05-11-2016 12:00 amBreathtaking – A Voice and a Cornetto Entwined Friday November 4, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm with Bruce Dickey)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.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

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.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar16-11-2016 7:30 pm17-11-2016 12:00 amTibia ex Tempore – Medieval Flute Meditations Wednesday November 16, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)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.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

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.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar25-11-2016 7:30 pm26-11-2016 12:00 amToque of the Town: A Theatrical Celebration of French Gastronomy Friday November 25, 2016 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)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.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

Locura & Tormenti: Spanish and Italian Music from Around the Time of Cervantes

Locura & Tormenti: Spanish and Italian Music from Around the Time of Cervantes

Friday January 20, 2017 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Locura & Tormenti (madness and torments) features intimate 17th century Spanish and Italian songs about love and heartbreak by composers including Monteverdi, Quevedo, Strozzi and Sanz.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar20-01-2017 7:30 pm21-01-2017 12:00 amLocura & Tormenti: Spanish and Italian Music from Around the Time of Cervantes Friday January 20, 2017 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Locura & Tormenti (madness and torments) features intimate 17th century Spanish and Italian songs about love and heartbreak by composers including Monteverdi, Quevedo, Strozzi and Sanz.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

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

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar25-01-2017 7:30 pm26-01-2017 12:00 amNew Music for Old Instruments Wednesday January 25, 2017 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Featured soloist Camille Hesketh. Works by Peter Hannan, Györgi Ligeti and Louis AndriessenChrist Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

New Music for Old Instruments with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and counter-tenor Reginald L. Mobley

New Music for Old Instruments with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and counter-tenor Reginald L. Mobley

Saturday January 28, 2017 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Christ Church Cathedral

Pacific Baroque Orchestra playing a commission by VSO composer in residence, Jocelyn Morlock.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar28-01-2017 7:30 pm29-01-2017 12:00 amNew Music for Old Instruments with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and counter-tenor Reginald L. Mobley Saturday January 28, 2017 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)Pacific Baroque Orchestra playing a commission by VSO composer in residence, Jocelyn Morlock.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

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.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar04-02-2017 8:00 pm05-02-2017 12:00 amLe 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)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.Vancouver PlayhouseDD/MM/YYYY

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)
Christ Church Cathedral

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.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar05-03-2017 2:00 pm06-03-2017 12:00 amStile Antico – In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile Sunday March 5, 2017 | 2:00pm (Pre-concert talk 1:15pm)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.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY

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.

Details...Buy Tickets...SubscriptionsAdd to Calendar21-04-2017 7:30 pm22-04-2017 12:00 amSoprano Karina Gauvin with Les Boreades – Works of Henry Purcell Friday April 21, 2017 | 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:45pm)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.Christ Church CathedralDD/MM/YYYY