Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat

Date(s) - December 18, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

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A Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Molly Quinn (soprano 1)
Danielle Sampson (soprano 2)
Meg Bragle (alto)
Aaron Sheehan (tenor)
Jesse Blumberg (baritone)

Alexander Weimann leads five internationally renowned soloists, a full baroque orchestra, 3 trumpets, and timpani in a performance of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat. Written for Christmas Vespers in 1723, this version includes four rarely heard and delightful inserts that illuminate the Nativity story. Join us for a fascinating new slant on a familiar masterpiece. The programme also includes Telemann’s concerto for three trumpets in D major (TWV 54) and Bach’s beloved Cantata 140 (Wachet auf).

“an engaging blend of scholarship with honest sentiment plus all the bells and whistles that the early Baroque could muster in service of religious music. The result was nothing less than splendid, one of the best musical treats of the holiday season.” – The Vancouver Sun (December 2015)


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