PARNASSUS MUSICUS: MUSIC OF THE AUSTRIAN HABSBURGS
Aug
7
1:00 PM13:00

PARNASSUS MUSICUS: MUSIC OF THE AUSTRIAN HABSBURGS

In the early Baroque era, the Austrian Habsburg courts at Graz and Vienna were a cauldron for a rich stew of German and Italian music. The young Archduke Ferdinand (1578–1637) established a vibrant musical ensemble at his court in Graz, where German musicians were gradually joined by Italian newcomers who introduced Baroque novelties like canzonas, sonatas, and concertos. The Italians had triumphed by the time that now-Emperor Ferdinand II took up his throne in Vienna in 1619. In this programme featuring Austrian instrumental music of the early Baroque, La Modestine, Cappella Borealis, and special guests join forces to explore Habsburg music from both sides of the Alps, including motets, canzonas, sonatas, and sacred music for violins, sackbuts, organ, and voices.

For more information and tickets, visit Early Music Vancouver.

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

CAPPELLA BOREALIS: INTRODUCING THE SACKBUT

Cappella Borealis, Vancouver’s ensemble for early brass instruments, will introduce the “sackbut” – the ancestor of the modern trombone – and its repertoire. The ensemble will perform a variety of compositions from the Renaissance and Baroque eras that highlight the sackbut’s unique tone colour and technique; in addition, the group will discuss the historical evolution of the sackbut and how it differs from its modern counterpart. With special guest, Chuck Colburn (cornetto).

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/education-community-2/st-anselms-series/

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Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

BUXTEHUDE: MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI

This concert features one of the greatest masterworks of 17th-century music, Dieterich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, an intense and expressive cycle of cantatas on the wounds of Christ. The programme will also explore selected masterworks of 17th-century Germany for choir, soloists, and instruments. The Keio University Ensemble from Tokyo, directed by Nozomi Sato, joins local soloists, members of EMV and UBC’s Baroque Mentorship Orchestra, and Cappella Borealis for a rich and varied programme from the German Baroque. Admission by donation.

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/buxtehude-membra-jesu-nostri/

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Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

EVENSONG FOR PRESENTATION: PRAETORIUS400

Cappella Borealis joins the Christ Church Cathedral Choir under Rupert Lang for a programme celebrating the presentation of Christ, featuring music for the 400th anniversary of two important collections of music published in Germany in 1619 — Psalmen Davids (Heinrich Schütz) and Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica (Michael Praetorius). 

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Jan
31
5:00 PM17:00

CAPPELLA BOREALIS: INTRODUCING THE SACKBUT

Cappella Borealis, Vancouver’s ensemble for early brass instruments, will introduce the “sackbut” – the ancestor of the modern trombone – and its repertoire. The ensemble will perform a variety of compositions from the Renaissance and Baroque eras that highlight the sackbut’s unique tone colour and technique; in addition, the group will discuss the historical evolution of the sackbut and how it differs from its modern counterpart. With special guest, Chuck Colburn (cornetto).

https://greencollege.ubc.ca/civicrm/event/info?id=875&reset=1

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Dec
23
3:00 PM15:00

FESTIVE CANTATAS: A MONTEVERDI CHRISTMAS VESPERS

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With violins, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos, keyboards and voices, EMV’s Christmas presentation this season recreates the lavish celebration of Christmas Vespers from the Church of San Marco in 17th-century Venice, with music by the incomparable Claudio Monteverdi!  Featuring works from his 1641 collection of sacred music, the concert will resound with the glorious sounds of a Christmas celebration you won’t soon forget. Gloria in excelsis!

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/festive-cantatas-monteverdi-christmas-vespers/

With additional performances in Victoria, BC (20 December) and Seattle, WA (21 and 22 December).

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Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

DE PROFUNDIS: 17TH CENTURY CANTATAS FOR SOLO BASS

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a time of religious fervour and discord. German composers responded by setting deeply-felt texts into music, ranging from ardent expressions to faith to bitter laments in the face of war. Coming close on the heels of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this programme explores sacred music from Renaissance and Baroque Germany that gives voice to these feelings of devotion and loss, including masterworks by Johann Rudolf Ahle, Thomas Selle, and Heinrich Schütz. Celebrated bass-baritone Stephan MacLeod of Gli Angeli Genève joins Vancouver’s own ensemble of early wind instruments, Cappella Borealis, for this performance of splendid compositions for voices, sackbuts, and cornetti.

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/de-profundis-17th-century-cantatas-solo-bass/

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Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

LUTHERAN VESPERS: SONGS FOR TROUBLED TIMES

Between 1618 and 1648, Europe and Germany in particular were ravaged by the Thirty Years’ War. Following the Peace of Westphalia, the immediate conflicts were stayed, but the feelings of uncertainty remained. In the Lutheran church, the music for the evening Vespers service was a source of great consolation. This programme focuses on some very rarely performed works from Mühlhausen. Music by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654), Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673), Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703) and Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694).

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/a-lutheran-vespers-music-for-troubled-times/

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Apr
24
to Apr 25

MASQUE, with MUSICA INTIMA

Ten singers, four sackbuts (Renaissance-era trombones) and a harpsichord bring a special carnival of early music to the series. With masks, theatrics, and salon-style seating, celebrate the Feast of St. Mark’s intima-style with a lively Venetian carnival! Including vocal works by Adriano Banchieri, Orazio Vecchi, Giovani Gabrieli and Claudio Monteverdi.

https://www.musicaintima.org/content/masque-0

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