Music for Queens
Sunday, July 26 – Friday, August 7, 2015
The Vancouver Early Music Festival is one of the largest festivals of its type in North America and runs over three weeks in July and August every year. It is a superb series of concerts featuring faculty and guest artists from all over the world.
Detailed event pages coming soon!
Christina of Sweden – The Girl King
Sunday July 26 at 7:30pm | Roy Barnett Recital Hall
Ellen Hargis- soprano, Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière- baroque dance, Christopher Bagan- harpsichord, Paul Luchkow- violin, Lucas Harris- lute.
Paul Beier and Robert Barto in Recital
Tuesday July 28 at 7:30pm | Roy Barnett Recital Hall: Paul Beier- baroque lute, Robert Barto- baroque lute.
Ronn McFarlane in Recital
Thursday July 30 at noon | Roy Barnett Recital Hall: Ronn McFarlane- renaissance lute.
Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” & “Come, ye sons of Art – A Birthday Ode for Queen Mary”
Thursday July 30 at 7:30pm | Chan Centre at UBC
Alexander Weimann music director, with vocal soloists and the Vancouver Early Music Festival Baroque Orchestra & Chorus.
The Queen’s Delight – Music for Elizabeth I
Friday July 31 at 7:30pm | Roy Barnett Recital Hall
Michael Taylor- countertenor, with Les Voix Humaines (Montreal).
“Romanzen aus Magelone” – A Song Cycle by Johannes Brahms
Tuesday August 4 at 7:30pm | Roy Barnett Recital Hall
Tyler Duncan- baritone, Erika Switzer- 19th-century piano.
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
Wednesday August 5 at 7:30pm | Roy Barnett Recital Hall
Pascal Beaudin- soprano, Danielle Reutter-Harrah- mezzo-soprano, with an instrumental ensemble led by Marc Destrubé- violin.
Sequentia: The Queen and the Troubadour
Friday August 7 at 7:30pm | Roy Barnett Recital Hall
Sequentia ensemble for mediæval music: Benjamin Bagby director- voice & harp, Norbert Rodenkirchen- flutes, Wolodymyr Smishkewych- voice & organistrum, with students from the Mediæval Programme.