Festive Bach Cantatas for Christmas

Date(s) - December 22, 2013
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

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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 

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.


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