Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat

  • December 18, 2022
  • Times: From: 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Address:
  • 6265 Crescent Road
  • Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
  • Admission: $36-$75 regular price ages 35 & under get a 35% discount off regular price, $10 student rush tickets at the door based on availability
  • Phone: 604.732.1610

Presented by Early Music Vancouver with featured artists: The Pacific Baroque Orchestra directed by Alexander Weimann; Hélène Brunet and Arwen Myers, sopranos; Krisztina Szabo, alto; Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor; and Sumner Thompson, bass

One of Bach’s major tasks as Choir Director of the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, was to provide annual cycles of cantatas for each Sunday. In his first year of taking up the post, Bach set the text of the (Latin) Magnificat with four inserted (German) hymns for a performance at Christmas, giving birth to one of his most popular and festive compositions. In this performance, EMV pairs the famous Magnificat with Cantata 110, which Bach composed for Christmas 1725. EMV's Pacific Baroque Orchestra is joined by three natural trumpets, as many baroque oboes, and a stellar cast of singers, under the inspired direction of Alexander Weimann in what is sure to be a joyful celebration of the holiday season.

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver

December 18, 2022

Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat
6265 Crescent Road