Bach Collegium Japan. Photo by João Messias.
Bach Collegium Japan. Photo by João Messias.

Early Music Vancouver presents Bach Collegium Japan – Bach, Handel, Vivaldi on December 9 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia.

Here are five reasons why we think you should go:

1. Baroque masterworks performed

Bach Collegium Japan and acclaimed British soprano Joanne Lunn, led by music director Masaaki Suzuki perform a concert of music by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as shorter works by Conti, Marcello, and Telemann.

2. A world renowned ensemble

Bach Collegium Japan is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading ensembles specializing in the works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.

3. Joanne Lunn

Lunn is one of Britain’s most in-demand sopranos and Baroque specialists, and frequently performs on stages throughout Europe. She studied at the Royal College of Music in London where she was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal. Lunn’s long-term relationship with Bach Collegium Japan has included multiple tours and recordings.

4. Rarely heard works performed

Hear from composers who motivated and inspired J.S. Bach, including Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as Conti, Marcello, and Telemann.

5. Masaaki Suzuki

Since founding Bach Collegium Japan in 1990, Masaaki Suzuki has established himself as a leading authority on the works of Bach. He has remained their Music Director ever since, taking them regularly to major venues and festivals in Europe and the USA and building up an outstanding reputation for the expressive refinement and truth of his performances.

Bach Collegium Japan – Bach, Handel, Vivaldi plays the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia on December 9. Visit earlymusic.bc.ca for tickets and information.