Vivaldi’s Other Seasons

First Metropolitan United Church 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC

Hélène Brunet soprano Rodolfo Richter violin and direction Ensemble Castor (AUSTRIA) BUY TICKETS NOW A light-hearted alternative to the familiar Four Seasons, this programme includes concerti and cantatas by Vivaldi related to nature, its sounds and its powerful events: bird song, tempests, rural life and the hunt. One of Italy’s leading exponents of the baroque […]

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A New Springtime of the World

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 924 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia

Diabolus in Musica (FRANCE) In the twelfth century, in the famous words of George Duby, “a new world blossomed on the old Latin stump.” This new world witnessed the composition by troubadours of the first secular songs on themes of courtly love. Musicians were joyfully reinventing beauty for a new age. Diabolus in Musica go […]

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Masters of the Lute: Dowland to Bach

First Church of Christ, Scientist 1205 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

Thomas Dunford lute (FRANCE) Thomas Dunford has quickly established himself as the most exciting and acclaimed member of the new generation of lutenists. In his Victoria debut, he will bring his unrivaled virtuosity to masterpieces of the Renaissance and to the unparalleled masterpieces of J.S. Bach, including an arrangement for lute of the famous Chaconne […]

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Christmas Around Europe

First Church of Christ, Scientist 1205 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

SPECIAL EVENT Sinéad White soprano (TORONTO) Victoria Baroque Marco Vitale harpsichord and direction EMSI’s Christmas concert is always the musical highlight of the season. This year, one of Canada’s most exciting sopranos joins Victoria Baroque for a festive programme of seasonal music from around Europe, including familiar carols and seldomheard masterpieces. Featured composers include Michel […]

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In the Salon of Madame Brillon

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 924 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia

Raritan Players (USA) Rebecca Cypess & Yi-heng Yang keyboards For a brief, glorious moment harpsichords and pianos coexisted in the drawing rooms of Europe and the two instruments together could produce magic. Sparkling music by Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henri-Joseph Rigel, Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy and Maria Cosway. Brio and panache…simply a delight to the […]

The Ascendancy of the String Quartet

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 924 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia

Consone Quartet (UK) Victoria will host the Canadian debut of this exciting young British string quartet that is taking the world of early music by storm. The featured works are Mozart’s Quartet KV173, Haydn’s “Joke” Quartet, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Quartet in E♭ Major and the String Quartet Op. 1, No. 3 by the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. […]

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Vivaldi: Gloria!

First Church of Christ, Scientist 1205 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

SPECIAL EVENT Ensemble Caprice (MONTREAL) Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec In the early years of the eighteenth century, music lovers from all over Europe traveled to Venice to hear performances by orphan girls in the Ospedale della Pietà. Among the greatest of the works performed in the Ospedale were Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Gloria, performed on this occasion […]

Concert of the Birds

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 924 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia

La Rêveuse (FRANCE) Composers have long been inspired by the beauties of birdsong, among them Caix d’Hervlois, Couperin, Rameau and Purcell. Performing on recorders, flageolets, flutes with viola da gamba and theorbo one of France’s leading early music ensembles brings to life this charming music. An absolutely gorgeous recording. – American Record Guide Tickets $31; […]

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