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On the Breath of Angels

03mar7:30 pm9:30 pm7:30 pm - 9:30 pm On the Breath of AngelsEvent Type MusicChrist Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2L1, Canada Event Organized ByEarly Music Vancouver

On the Breath of Angels

Event Details

On the Breath of Angels features Czech soprano Hana Blažíková, famed cornetto player Bruce Dickey and The Breathtaking Collective.

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 programme is the inspiration for a musical journey from 1600 to the present day, exploring how 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 works by early 20th-century French composer Erik Satie and contemporary composers Ivan Moody and Julian Wachner.