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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 1:58pm PDT
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Early Music Vancouver presents its first ever Vancouver Bach Festival, taking place in the heart of the city at the Christ Church Cathedral this August 2nd to 12th, 2016. The festival offers local enthusiasts a veritable ‘Best of’ collection of the German composer’s masterworks, from exquisite chamber music to monumental orchestral undertakings. This is also the first summertime classic music festival of its kind since Music Fest ended in 2013.


Vancouver Bach Festival

Headlining the programme will be Bach’s crowning achievement – the Mass in B Minor at the Chan Centre on August 5th at 7:30pm. Led by esteemed conductor Alexander Weimann, the performance will feature Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra, and eight internationally-renowned Bach specialists as soloists. This will be EMV’s first presentation of the Mass in B Minor, which will come to Vancouver following its tour in Quebec and Ontario.

Among intimate recital offerings, innovative Jazz pianist Dan Tepfer will find the common ground between Baroque and Jazz with his New York Times praised Goldberg Variations/Variations; Beiliang Zhu, who recently won the International Bach competition in Leipzig, will perform the famed Cello Suites; and esteemed harpsichordist Davitt Moroney will play The Art of the Fugue. The festival will conclude with a performance of Bach’s Orchestral Suites led by Monica Huggett.

Vancouver Bach Festival Lineup

Goldberg Variations/Variations
Presented in Partnership
with Coastal Jazz
August 2nd at 7:30pm

Schübler Chorales
August 3rd at 1:00pm

The Art of the Fugue
August 3rd at 7:30pm

Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord
August 4th at 7:30pm

J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor
at the Chan Centre
August 5th at 7:30pm

Anna Magdalena Songbook
with Ellen Hargis
Home Suite Home
August 6th at 7:30pm

The Musical Offering
August 9th at 7:30pm

Sonatas and Partitas
August 10th at 1:00pm

Cello Suites
August 11th at 7:30pm

Orchestral Suites for a Young Prince
with Monica Huggett
August 12th at 7:30pm

Single tickets are available now for all performances ranging from $10 to $67. Enjoy any four concerts of the Vancouver Bach Festival for the price of three. Purchases of more than four concert packages will also receive a 25% discount.

To compliment the artist lineup, EMV will offer an array of thought-provoking film screenings and expert talks, which audiences can enjoy with wine and refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to Mass in B Minor, taking place at the Chan Centre on August 5th at 7:30pm. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to Vancouver #BachFest from @earlymusicvan & @miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Follow Early Music Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more event information.

Update The winner is Kathleen!

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  1. Luc says:

    A divine experience!

  2. Kathleen Thom says:

    this would be amazing

  3. Jenny says:

    What a great treat

  4. Rose says:

    Love Bach!

  5. Aria says:

    One of my favourite composers.

  6. Ari says:

    Music at its best!

  7. Elvi says:

    Would love this!

  8. Lexi says:

    I love to play his music on the Violin and piano.

  9. Alexa says:


  10. Peter says:

    Would let my wife and daughter have my tickets.

  11. Pete says:

    Great festival!

  12. YY says:

    I’m a Bach super fan.

  13. Linda says:

    Bach’s music is beautiful and to hear it in this church would be a real treat.

  14. WEn says:

    The perfect evening!

  15. Ariel C says:

    i love bard on the beach!

  16. Adam says:

    great date night prize

  17. Tammy H says:


  18. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    This would be an exquisite evening! I love Bach’s music.

  19. Susan says:

    Our 27th anniversary is this day! What a memorable way to spend the evening!

  20. Barry says:

    Looking forward to the Musical Offering, one of my favourites.

  21. Jason says:

    Mass in B Minor…magic…

  22. Ana says:

    Looks great!

  23. Bonnie R says:

    Would be a wonderful evening!

  24. Caitlin says:

    I would really love this!

  25. Maria says:

    Would love to see and enjoy this as Bach is one of my favorite composers. A life is empty and hollow without the sounds of Bach to give it significance. Time slows down for a period.

  26. Dee says:

    An exciting evening!

  27. Andy C. says:

    Ah, Bach. Heavenly.

  28. catherine says:

    sounds like a fun night out!

  29. Bev says:

    I would love to go!

  30. Stephanie says:

    I love Bach!

  31. Kristy says:

    An evening of Bach would be lovely.

  32. Michael Lanthier says:

    I’d love to go!

  33. Carol says:

    Bach is wonderful.

  34. Jordan says:

    This would be great for a date night

  35. Linda says:

    Fabulous prize.

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