Early Music Vancouver

The Bach Cantata Project: Festive Cantatas for Christmas

Sun Dec 22 2013 3pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Presented by Early Music Vancouver in partnership with the Chan Centre

Early Music Vancouver’s annual presentation is “a sumptuous Christmas present” (Vancouver Sun).

This year’s programme features Bach’s cantatas BWV 182 (“Himmelskönig, sei willkommen”), BWV 132 (“Bereitet die Wegen, bereitet die Bahn!”), BWV 1 (“Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern”), and the seldom-performed cantata “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern” by Johann Kuhnau, Bach’s immediate predecessor at the Thomaskirche in Lepizig.

Marc Destrubé music director & violin soloist
Shannon Mercer & Catherine Webster sopranos
Meg Bragle alto, Aaron Sheehan tenor, Sumner Thompson baritone

Early Music Vancouver’s Bach Cantata Project Players strings, oboes, oboes da caccia, recorders, bassoon, natural horns, lute & organ

For more information, please visit www.earlymusic.bc.ca

Sun Dec 22 2013 3pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall