Vancouver Chamber Choir: A Baroque Christmas

Date(s) - December 6, 2013
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Orpheum

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A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS Music of Celebration

The Orpheum
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

8:00 p.m. Friday, 6th December 2013  

Vancouver Chamber Choir
Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
Pacifica Singers
Jon Washburn and Kevin Zakresky, conductors

Celebrate the festive season with the Vancouver Chamber Choir in the Orpheum Theatre. Christmas is a joyful time and Baroque is a joyful music – the combination is magic. One of JS Bach’s most luminous works is featured – the “Magnificat” for soloists, choir and orchestra. Monteverdi’s “Gloria concertata” virtually glistens with the vigorous passagework of the Early Baroque. There is a contrasting Bach set of intimate chorales and choral songs called “Weihnachtslieder”. Then the concert ends with Handel at his affirming best in “Blessed are They that Consider the Poor” drawn from the anthem he wrote for his favourite charity, closing with a rousing Hallelujah! The Choir is joined by the Pacifica Singers and our Vancouver Chamber Orchestra for this scintillating evening of music. 

Johann Sebastian Bach – Magnificat
Claudio Monteverdi – Gloria concertata
Johann Sebastian Bach – Weihnachtslieder
George Frideric Handel – Blessed are They that Consider the Poor

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