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Event Archive - From Darkness to Light: performing the sacred cantatas of JS Bac

Mon. December 6th 2010 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch (All Ages) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
From Darkness to Light: performing the sacred cantatas of JS Bach in a secular age

Why do Bach's cantatas, each composed for a specific religious service, continue to be performed and appreciated by audiences 300 years later, and in contexts and circumstances far removed from those of Bach's time? This talk will explore why we go to a concert hall to hear music composed for the church, and why Bach's cantatas have a universality that goes far beyond their original purpose, with specific attention to the four cantatas being performed at the December 22nd Chan Centre concert.

Monday December 6
7:00 pm

Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level
Central Library
350 West Georgia Street

For more information please contact VPL - Fine Arts and History at 604-331-3716
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