Win Vancouver Bach Festival Tickets

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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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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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36 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LucWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 3:48pm PDT

    A divine experience!

  2. Kathleen ThomWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 5:04pm PDT

    this would be amazing

  3. JennyWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:08pm PDT

    What a great treat

  4. RoseWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:32pm PDT

    Love Bach!

  5. AriaWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:34pm PDT

    One of my favourite composers.

  6. AriWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:35pm PDT

    Music at its best!

  7. ElviWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:36pm PDT

    Would love this!

  8. LexiWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:37pm PDT

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

  9. AlexaWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:39pm PDT


  10. PeterWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:46pm PDT

    Would let my wife and daughter have my tickets.

  11. PeteWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:47pm PDT

    Great festival!

  12. YYWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:49pm PDT

    I’m a Bach super fan.

  13. LindaWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 11:33pm PDT

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

  14. WEnThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 9:31am PDT

    The perfect evening!

  15. Ariel CThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 10:15am PDT

    i love bard on the beach!

  16. AdamThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 10:16am PDT

    great date night prize

  17. Tammy HThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 8:28pm PDT


  18. Melissa HoffmannThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 8:57pm PDT

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

  19. SusanThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 9:18pm PDT

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

  20. BarryThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 9:40pm PDT

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

  21. JasonThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 10:50pm PDT

    Mass in B Minor…magic…

  22. AnaFriday, July 22nd, 2016 — 10:37am PDT

    Looks great!

  23. Bonnie RFriday, July 22nd, 2016 — 2:21pm PDT

    Would be a wonderful evening!

  24. CaitlinFriday, July 22nd, 2016 — 4:13pm PDT

    I would really love this!

  25. JimFriday, July 22nd, 2016 — 5:33pm PDT

    Go Bach!

  26. MariaFriday, July 22nd, 2016 — 5:50pm PDT

    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.

  27. DeeFriday, July 22nd, 2016 — 7:10pm PDT

    An exciting evening!

  28. Andy C.Sunday, July 24th, 2016 — 3:23am PDT

    Ah, Bach. Heavenly.

  29. catherineSunday, July 24th, 2016 — 8:15pm PDT

    sounds like a fun night out!

  30. BevSunday, July 24th, 2016 — 9:34pm PDT

    I would love to go!

  31. StephanieSunday, July 24th, 2016 — 10:19pm PDT

    I love Bach!

  32. KristyMonday, July 25th, 2016 — 1:48pm PDT

    An evening of Bach would be lovely.

  33. Michael LanthierMonday, July 25th, 2016 — 6:11pm PDT

    I’d love to go!

  34. CarolTuesday, July 26th, 2016 — 10:48am PDT

    Bach is wonderful.

  35. JordanTuesday, July 26th, 2016 — 11:07am PDT

    This would be great for a date night

  36. LindaTuesday, July 26th, 2016 — 6:45pm PDT

    Fabulous prize.

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