Early Music Vancouver Presents History’s First Great Opera –  Monteverdi’s Orfeo –

  In-Concert Performance of the 1607 Masterpiece Features Vancouver’s Own Colin Balzer in Demanding Title Role   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents the first unqualified masterpiece in operatic history, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, on October 29, 2017 at 3pm at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Often described as a “game changer” in the history of music,…

#Favourites – things to do and see in Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and more

    A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer   HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES…

#Favourites things to do, places to go in and around Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and Vancouver Island

    A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer     HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL…

#Favourites…what’s happening in Vancouver and beyond

  EASTER FEASTING: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES CELEBRATING EASY THIS APRIL WITH EXCLUSIVE EASTER TO-GO PACKAGE     EASTER SUNDAY, WEST COAST-STYLE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE BUFFET BRUNCH SERVICE ON APRIL 16   Celebrate a delicious Easter at Dockside’s Marketplace Brunch Buffet   #TasteofThursday Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham recipe   The top 5 romantic…

#Favourites – our list of Things To Do In Vancouver and beyond…

  The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation   Celebrate Craft Beer & Cider in Penticton at Okanagan Beer Week™ April 3 – 9, 2017   Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley   SPRINGTIME SWEETS: CHOCOLATIER THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS LATEST COLLECTION OF EASTER-THEMED CONFECTIONS   GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY    The Chan Centre presents…

Early Music Vancouver Announces Transformative 2017/18 Season and Summer Bach Festival

Ambitious Line-Up features World-Class Stars & Groundbreaking Collaborations, including EMV’s First Period Instrument Performance of Handel’s Messiah   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2017/18 Main Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. Inspired by the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, EMV’s entire Festival and…

Early Music Vancouver Presents the Celestial Sounds and Angelic Voices of Globally Celebrated Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 

A choir with a history spanning over 600 years shares a programme chronicling more than 500 years of sacred and secular song  Early Music Vancouver (EMV), proudly presents one of the world’s most respected and recognized choral ensembles, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, March 26, 2017…

Early Music Vancouver Presents the Celestial Sounds and Angelic Voices of Globally Celebrated Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

   A choir with a history spanning over 600 years shares a programme chronicling more than 500 years of sacred and secular song     Early Music Vancouver (EMV), proudly presents one of the world’s most respected and recognized choral ensembles, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, March 26,…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening January 27 – February 3

  Here are the future events that you will need to reserve or buy tickets for NOW: IN FULL BLOOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE OFFERS EXCLUSIVE FLOWER-THEMED VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICES   DECLARE YOUR LOVE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SETS THE MOOD THIS FEB. 14 BY HOSTING GOURMET VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE   LA SAINT-VALENTIN: CELEBRATE…

Early Music Vancouver Explores Extraordinary Figure of Cultural and Racial History in – Le Mozart Noir –

  Celebrating Black History Month, EMV rediscovers work by Chevalier de Saint-Georges: The first star classical composer of African ancestry   Early Music Vancouver (EMV), embarks on another Northwest Baroque Masterworks project in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the Early Music Society of the Islands to present Le…

#FridayFavourites from December 2 to New Year’s Eve

David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries   Our #FridayFavourites cover a bit more than usual so you don’t miss out on upcoming fun things to do for the holidays.   East Meets West : Vancouver Collaborative Feast   LUMIERE TO ILLUMINATE WEST END’S PUBLIC SPACES: ANNUAL EVENT RETURNS TO JIM DEVA PLAZA AND MORTON PARK   …

Early Music Vancouver Heralds the Holidays with Joyous Baroque Celebration – Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat – 

  Vancouver’s Pacific Baroque Orchestra joins internationally-renowned vocal soloists for beloved Christmas tradition at the Chan Centre    Early Music Vancouver (EMV), in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), presents Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, December 18, 2016 at 3pm. This program features one of J.S…

Early Music Vancouver Heralds the Holidays with Joyous Baroque Celebration – Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat –

Vancouver’s Pacific Baroque Orchestra joins internationally-renowned vocal soloists for beloved Christmas tradition at the Chan Centre   Early Music Vancouver (EMV), in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), presents Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, December 18, 2016 at 3pm. This program features one of J.S. Bach’s greatest…

Handel and His Rivals with Amanda Forsythe – Review

  If you’re a classical music enthusiast in search of a refreshing change from the widely performed operatic classical and romantic repertoire, you quite possibly found yourself at Christ Church Cathedral this past Friday evening. An authentic display of traditional baroque instrumentation joined by world-class soprano Amanda Forsythe, Early Music Vancouver prepared an engaging program…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 16 – 23

  Garagiste North Artisan Wine Festival September 18, 2016   VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY PRESENTS SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE #800 SERIES     NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF SIMON BOUCHARD JOINS THE TEAM AT LIQUIDITY BISTRO   Taking orders now: TURKEY TIME: RAILTOWN CATERING ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGE   SALT OF THE EARTH: THE SALTED VINE…

Early Music Vancouver Starts Season on a High Note with – Handel and His Rivals –

  Renowned American soprano Amanda Forsythe joins the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for a thrilling programme of 18th century opera arias   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Handel and His Rivals – Opera Arias from 18th Century London at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:30pm. GRAMMY Award-winning soprano, Amanda Forsythe, will join Music Director Alexander…

#FridayFavourites what’s happening August 12 to 18

  Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’   The Cascade Room Presents the Main Street Cup Aug 16   BC BREWERIES GET CRAFTY FOR A CAUSE   ANCORA WATERFRONT DINING AND PATIO CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL CHAMPAGNE MENU   Torafuku BURNING BRIGHT   Theatre Under the Stars Announces Week-Long Hold Over…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on August 5 to 11

  Truck Stop Concert Series Headliner riding #1 Billboard Country Chart Wave to Vancouver   BURRITO LIGHTS, BIG CITY: TACOFINO EXPANDS ITS BRAND ONCE AGAIN BY OPENING NEW COUNTER-SERVICE RESTAURANT AND BAR IN YALETOWN   Bench 1775 Winery   FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER AND YEW SEAFOOD + BAR WELCOME NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF   Tickets available now…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening July 29 – August 4/5

  TOMATO TEMPTATIONS BECKON AT PROVENCE   Tickets available now: Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’   Book now to avoid disappointment: THINGS ARE GETTING WILD AT YEW THIS AUGUST   EAGLES BUFFET DEBUTS THEMED DINING NIGHTS   New Cocktail Hour Menu at the Keg   AWARD-WINNING LIQUIDITY WINES RELEASES  2014 PINOT RESERVES…