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Event Archive - HANDEL AND HIS RIVALS: Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Amanda Forsythe

Sat. September 17th 2016 Christ Church Cathedral (All Ages)
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Presented by: Early Music Society of the Islands, Pacific Baroque Orchestra

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Music: Classical, Classical
As part of its ongoing Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project, Early Music Society of the Islands, with Christ Church Cathedral, present the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and Grammy award-winning soprano Amanda Forsythe in Handel and His Rivals on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8pm at Christ Church Cathedral. “Possessed of astounding technique, deep musicality, and undeniable charm,”(Opera News), American lyric soprano Amanda Forsythe will perform wildly virtuosic operatic arias by Handel, as well as by Porpora, Hasse, and Veracini – all talented composers from London’s “Opera of the Nobility” who briefly put Handel out of business. Accompanying Forsythe and offering instrumental works from the era is the Juno-nominated Pacific Baroque Orchestra, led by Vancouver’s own beloved conductor Alexander Weimann.

For further information about this concert, or other concerts in our 2016-17 Season, please visit:

Tickets from $26 (member subscription) to $35 available at:

• McPherson Box Office, or via telephone: 250-386-6121
• Ivy’s Bookshop, Munro’s Books, Long & McQuade


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Pacific Baroque Orchestra

One of North America's most exciting and innovative period-instrument ensembles, Vancouver's Pacific Baroque Orchestra has consistently held to its mandate of presenting music of the past in lively and imaginative performances. True to its name, the orchestra plays the music of the baroque period (17th and 18th centuries) on period instruments (or ... more info