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Event Archive - J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion ft: Vancouver Cantata Singers, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, TBA

Fri. August 11th 2017 The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (All Ages)
Tickets from $18

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Music: Classical
Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents J.S. Bach’s riveting masterpiece, St. John Passion, August 11, 2017, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. For this Vancouver Bach Festival headline event, esteemed conductor Alexander Weimann will lead a cast of internationally recognized Bach vocal specialists, the Vancouver Cantata Singers, and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for a dramatic reading of one of the greatest works in the classical repertoire. Written using text mostly from Martin Luther’s German translation of the Bible, as well as poetry by Barthold Heinrich Brockes, this stirring work is the closest Bach ever came to composing an opera.

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Vancouver Cantata Singers (Chamber Choir)

Directed by Paula Kremer, Vancouver Cantata Singers is a multi-award-winning, semi-professional choral ensemble in Vancouver, BC. Known for technical virtuosity, fine blend and exceptionally high performance standards, the choir also commissions new works from critically acclaimed composers which have led to extremely successful and innovative c... more info

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