“Purcell is one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period and Hail Bright Cecilia is arguably one of his greatest works. He is unique among his contemporaries for his ability to blend the stylistic and technical conventions of his time, and to transcend them with what is an extremely bold and expressive personal style,” explains PBO Music Director Alexander Weimann.
Baroque Specialists Offer Audiences a New and Exciting Take on a Celebrated Yuletide Masterpiece Early Music Vancouver (EMV) invites White Rock and Vancouver audiences to experience the energy and drama of its first-ever production of Handel’s Messiah, November 30, 2017 at 7:30pm at the White Rock Baptist Church, and December 1 & 2, 2017 … Read more
Vancouver Bach Festival Comes to a Stirring Finale with Monumental Work Early Music Vancouver (EMV) is proud to present the headline event of its 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival: St. John Passion on August 11, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Esteemed conductor Alexander Weimann leads this performance, which will feature a cast … Read more
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. … Read more
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 … Read more
Last month I had the pleasure of attending a sensational evening of music presented by Early Music Vancouver (earlymusic.bc.ca) at the Vancouver Playhouse. EMV presented a special performance of George Frideric Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite in C Major performed by two internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning soloists. Now, I’ll level with … Read more