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FESTIVE CANTATAS: J.S. BACH MAGNIFICAT

december, 2022

17dec7:30 pm9:30 pmFESTIVE CANTATAS: J.S. BACH MAGNIFICAT

Event Details

A Kay Meek & Early Music Vancouver Presentation
Grosvenor Theatre

The boys’ choir of the St. Thomas church in Leipzig was founded in 1212, and to this day, it still is one of the most prestigious ambassadors of musical culture in Germany. J.S. Bach held the position of choir director there from 1723 until his death in 1750. The choir director had to prepare the services in four churches and organize the music for city functions.

One of the other major tasks consisted in providing annual cycles of cantatas for each Sunday, and in his first year 1723, after taking up the post, Bach set the text of the (Latin) Magnificat with four inserted (German) hymns for a performance at Christmas, giving birth to one of hist most popular and festive compositions.

In this concert, Bach’s Magnificat is paired with Cantata 110, which Bach composed for Christmas 1725. Vancouver’s Pacific Baroque Orchestra is joined by three natural trumpets, as many baroque oboes, and a stellar cast of singers, under the direction of Alexander Weimann.

Artists:
Hélène Brunet – Soprano
Arwen Myers – Soprano
Krisztina Szabo – Alto
Jacques-Olivier Chartier – Tenor
Sumner Thompson – Bass
Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Directed by Alexander Weimann

For accessible seating please contact our box office by phone at 604.981.6335

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Kay Meek Centre

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