As Early Music Vancouver (EMV) gets set to launch the 2022 Bach Festival tomorrow, running July 26 – Aug 6, it has also recently announced the line-up for its new 2022-2023 Concert Season.
The EMV 2022-23 Concert Season opens on Friday, September 24, 2022, concerts being presented through to May 26, 2023, at various venues in Vancouver (downtown and west side), North Vancouver and West Vancouver.
EMV’s 53rd season will transport patrons to different musical worlds with artists from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Peru, the UK and USA. Renowned pianist Angela Hewitt plays Bach, Brahms and Scarlatti; countertenor Reginald Mobley returns to Vancouver to perform with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra; Ensemble Constantinople performs with En Chordais from Greece in a programme of newly discovered treasures from Byzantine manuscripts, and the BBC’s ‘New Generation Artists,’ Consone Quartet from London, will enthrall with their concert of string quartets by Mozart, Haydn and Fanny Mendelssohn.
Ensemble Cappella Mariana from the Czech Republic along with Constantinople and narrator Bill Richardson will transport listeners to the 17th century Levant while the Breathtaking Collective with soprano Hana Blazikova and cornettist Bruce Dickey will lead the audience on an aural journey that ranges from 1600 to the present day – exploring ways in which the cornetto and human voice can interact and musically entwine.
Ensemble Castor with the recent Juno Award-winning soprano Hélène Brunet will delight audiences with Vivaldi’s Other Seasons and in November, EMV marks the 350th anniversary of the death of German composer Heinrich Schütz with a concert entitled From War to Peace: Heinrich Schütz and His Time. Vancouver favourites Chor Leoni with their off-shoot ensemble The Leonids join EMV for a celebration of Franz Schubert in May.
Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat and the cantata Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (May our mouth be full of laughter) bring joy to the holiday season with two performances in December featuring an all-star ensemble including the Pacific Baroque Orchestra directed by Alexander Weimann joined by sopranos Hélène Brunet and Arwen Myers, Kristina Szabo alto, tenor Jacques-Olivier Chartier and Sumner Thompson bass.
“Through these diverse musical explorations, the richness of our shared human experience will be revealed and celebrated,” says EMV’s Artistic and Executive Director, renowned soprano Suzie LeBlanc.
The lineup for the 2022-23 Concert Season includes 15 concerts in 16 performances offered either singly, or by series subscription. Subscriptions provide purchasers with discounts up to 30 per cent off the single ticket price. Visit earlymusic.bc.ca for details.
The EMV 2022-2023 Concert Season includes:
PASSPORT SERIES: Starts September 24
Treasures from Byzantine Manuscripts: Saturday, September 24, 2022 / 7:30 p.m. @ Blue Shore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University
The Odyssey of Kryštof Harant: Thursday, December 1, 2022 / 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church Cathedral
Crossing the Andes: Friday, May 26, 2023 / 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church Cathedral
CATHEDRAL SERIES: Starts September 30
The Other Seasons: Friday, Sept.30, 2022 / 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church Cathedral
Boccheriniana: Friday, October 14, 2022 / 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church Cathedral
A New Springtime of the World: Friday, October 28, 2022 / 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church Cathedral
The Art of the Lute with Thomas Dunford: Friday, November 25, 2022 / 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church Cathedral
Raise, Raise, the Voice: Friday, February 3, 2023 / 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church Cathedral
Consone Quartet: BBC New Generation Artists: Friday, February 17, 2023 / 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church Cathedral
On the Breath of Angels: Friday, March 3, 2023 / 7:30 p.m. @Christ Church Cathedral
The Birds Concert: Friday, April 21, 2023 / 7:30 p.m. @ Christ Church Cathedral
MASTERWORKS SERIES: Starts November 5
From War to Peace: Heinrich Schütz and His Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 / 7:30 p.m. @ St-Andrew’s Wesley United Church
Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat: Two performances – Saturday, December 17/ 7:30 p.m. @ Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver and Sunday, December 18, 2022 / 3 p.m. @ The Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC
Angela Hewitt: Bach, Brahms & Scarlatti: Sunday, March 12, 2023 / 3 p.m. @ The Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC
Schubertiad with The Leonids: Friday, May 5, 2023 / 7:30 p.m. @ St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church
PACIFIC BAROQUE ORCHESTRA SERIES
Note: These concerts are also part of other series (see above)
From War to Peace: Heinrich Schütz and His Time ( also included in the Masterworks Series)
Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat (also included in the Masterworks Series)
Raise, Raise, the Voice: Reginald Mobley (also included in the Cathedral Series)
Allow Early Music Vancouver to transport you out of your everyday to different times and lands as you share in the beautiful music curated for this 2022-2023 Concert Season. For details on artists, program notes and ticket pricing for both single tickets and subscription visit earlymusic.bc.ca.
Single tickets and subscriptions go on sale right after the Bach Festival on August 8.