1. The Orchestra
Juno award-winning Music Director Alexander Weimann leads the Pacific Baroque Orchestra as they bring a fresh and exciting approach to classical music. All of the musicians are experts in what is known as “historical performance practice”.
2. Internationally Renowned Soloists
The solos and choral parts will be taken on by the voices of five internationally acclaimed guest soloists: Molly Quinn, Danielle Sampson, Meg Bragle, Aaron Sheenhan, and Jesse Blumberg.
3. An Embodiment of the Holiday Spirit
Bach’s Magnificat includes trumpets and timpani in several movements, making it an uplifting and celebratory concert that audiences of all ages can enjoy together this holiday season.
4. Early Music for Modern Ears
The Pacific Baroque Orchestra uses original 18th century instruments or copies of original instruments. This approach allows modern audiences to hear the music played in a style that the composers would still recognize today.
5. The Nativity Story Told Through Music
Early Music Vancouver’s presentation will include four rarely heard carol inserts that help to illuminate the Nativity story. These inserts harken back to the German custom of giving a dramatic representation of the Nativity story at Christmas Vespers. Their subject matter is the announcement to the shepherds, the angel’s song of praise and cradle song at the manger.