2022 Bach Festival

  • Times: various
  • Admission: $15-$75
  • Phone: 604.732.1610

Early Music Vancouver's 2022 Bach Festival explores new territory by fusing Scottish traditional music with Baroque masters. It is well known that J.S. Bach employed instrumentalists for his church performances who often also played in taverns. We also know that Baroque dance-forms, such as the gavotte and gigue, were born in country dances which were reimagined by composers of the time for courtly circles. 

Scottish Baroque, a fusion of Scottish traditional music combined with the virtuosity and style of 17th and 18th century Italian music, began in a pub in Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. Here the popular music of Corelli sat side by side with the rhythmic drive of local reels and jigs. The same musicians would play both repertoires, with the same enthusiasm for each, and using the same technique and instruments. 

At this year’s Bach Festival you will hear how traditional melodies weave throughout the concerts we present to you.

Various venues throughout Vancouver
July 26, 27, 28, 29 
August 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

2022 Bach Festival