CONTEST ALERT: The 2nd Annual Vancouver Bach Festival Will Inspire and Transform Audiences

Early Music Vancouver presents the return of the Vancouver Bach Festival, August 1–11, 2017 in the heart of the city at Christ Church Cathedral. Following the success of last summer’s inaugural festival, EMV offers a remarkable 14 concerts and features guest artists from all over the world.

Inspired by the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, this year’s festival celebrates music’s supreme ability to convert, transform, and persuade. Highlight concerts include Matt Haimovitz’s intriguing new perspective on Bach’s Cello Suites in Overtures to Bach; the Vancouver premiere of The Fountains of Israel, a relatively unknown masterpiece by composer Johann Schein; Pacific MusicWorks in Music of Missions and Mystery; and a stirring finale of Bach’s monumental St. John Passion at the Chan Centre

On August 10 at 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral, Pacific MusicWorks, led by GRAMMY award-winner Stephen Stubbs, explores works written as part of the Catholic Church’s Counter-Reformation in Music of Missions and Mystery: Latin American Baroque. Audiences will hear a vibrant mix of Italian, Spanish, African, and indigenous elements that inspired the new musical style heard in cathedrals and missions of colonial Latin America that continue to speak to us today.

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UPDATED TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH: CONGRATULATIONS LEANNE! YOU ARE THE LUCKY RECIPIENT OF A PAIR OF TICKETS TO MUSIC OF MISSIONS AND MYSTERY: LATIN BAROQUE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 10TH AT 7:30PM AT CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL! PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO GO ABOUT CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO POSTED A COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN. WE HOPE THAT YOU CAN STILL TRY TO MAKE IT OUT TO THE PERFORMANCE ON THURSDAY!
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20 Responses to CONTEST ALERT: The 2nd Annual Vancouver Bach Festival Will Inspire and Transform Audiences

  1. Laurie

    What a magnificent performance this will be!

  2. Kay

    I’ve been a big supporter of early music for many years!

  3. Trent Fenwick

    It would be wonderful to come to Vancouver and experience such a beautiful event.

  4. Leanne

    Enjoy baroque music & architecture

  5. Cecilia

    Would love to be able to attend this performance.

  6. Kelly

    Looking forward to this!

  7. Bob

    Great to have a touch of class injected into our lives every now and then…

  8. Lina

    I would love to go!

  9. Alarica

    This would be amazing!

  10. Alex

    I would love to attend!

  11. Cecile

    Would love to be there!

  12. Rebecca

    Would love to attend:)

  13. Joyce

    Sounds amazing!!

  14. Steve

    Good luck!

  15. Pick Me! Would love to attend!

  16. Rob Dueck

    How transcendent would this be?

  17. CY

    Look forward to be part of this wonderful event . Will be a treat for music lover.

  18. Robin Denton

    Have loved the music of Bach’s time since childhood! Vancouver is so very fortunate to host this special event.

  19. Linda

    I love concerts at Christchurch. I am a fan of the Early Music Festival.

  20. Rafael

    It’d be amazing to take my sister to listen to her favorite classic music.