On the Breath of Angels

  • March 3, 2023
  • Times: From: 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
  • Location: Christ Church Cathedral
  • Address:
  • 690 Burrard St
  • Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
  • Admission: Regular $36-$75, ages 35 & under receive 35% discount, $10 rush student tickets at the door based on availability
  • Phone: 604.732.1610

Featured artists: Hana Blažíková, soprano; Bruce Dickey, cornetto; the Breathtaking Collective

During the height of its popularity, from the mid-16th century into the 18th, the cornetto was frequently depicted in art as an instrument of angels. Paintings, sculptures, and engravings abound in which the cornetto takes a prominent place among the choirs of angelic musicians. The connection with angels in this program serves as inspiration for an aural journey that ranges from 1600 to the present day, exploring the ways in which the cornetto and the human voice can interact, imitate each other, and entwine musically.

Works by illustrious 17th century composers Francesco Cavalli and Giacomo Carissimi will be heard next to pieces from a recently discovered manuscript from around 1600 that turned up recently in an auction and then promptly disappeared again after the sale. Two new works by Ivan Moody and Julian Wachner will explore both the instrumental-vocal duality and the theme of angels. These worlds will be bridged with a wonderful chanson of Erik Satie called Les Anges

Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

March 3, 2023

On the Breath of Angels
690 Burrard St