Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat

  • December 17, 2022
  • Times: From: 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: Kay Meek Arts Centre
  • Address:
  • 1700 Mathers Ave
  • 1254 West 7th Ave
  • West Vancouver, BC V7V 2G7
  • Admission: Regular Adult $75, Senior $72, Student (with card) $29
  • Phone: 604.732.1610

Presented by Early Music Vancouver and the Kay Meek Centre for the Arts 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.

Kay Meeks Arts Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver 

December 17, 2022

Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat
1700 Mathers Ave