The Vancouver Bach Choir will present Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on March 19, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Orpheum Theatre. This is the Vancouver Bach Choir’s final concert of our 85th anniversary season and should not be missed!
Celebrated as a pinnacle accomplishment in the history of classical music, Bach’s ‘Great Passion’ has been gripping hearts and uplifting minds for nearly three centuries. Composed for a Good Friday service in 1727, the staggering masterwork overflows with sweeping harmonies and colossal power – relating St. Matthew’s account of Christ’s betrayal, trial, and execution to some of the richest, most profoundly moving music ever set to page.
“Standing as one of the pillars of Western sacred music, it is at once monumental and intimate, deeply sorrowful and powerful.” – NPR
10:30pm VIP Post-Show Reception for Dress Circle Ticket Holders
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Conductor: Leslie Dala
Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield
Bass Baritone: Alan MacDonald
Soprano: Anne Grimm
March 9th, 7:30pm
Hodson Manor 1254 W 7th Ave.
Vancouver Bach Choir & Early Music Vancouver present Talk Bach: A Conversation with Leslie Dala and Matthew White, March 9, 7:30pm at Hodson Manor (1254 W 7th Ave). Two leading figures of the local classical music community will lead an illuminating discussion on the life and work of J. S. Bach. White, EMV’s Artistic Director, begins the informal dialogue with a fascinating look into the Baroque visionary’s career, influences, and innovations. The evening continues with engrossing insight from Dala, VBC’s Music Director on how the composer’s genius manifest in the pinnacle masterwork – St. Matthew Passion.
This event for Bach enthusiasts, in anticipation of VBC’s presentation of St. Matthew Passion (March 19, 7:30pm at the Orpheum), is free of charge.
This is event is SOLD OUT!
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Leslie Dala, VBC Music Director Matthew White, EMV Artistic Director
The Vancouver Bach Choir announces Kathleen Allan as the new assistant conductor of the Vancouver Bach Choir adult program.
Kathleen Allan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s composition program and a previous conductor of the Vancouver Bach Choir children’s program. She now returns to Vancouver with a wealth of new musical experience, including a master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Yale University. Please see her biography here for more details.