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Vancouver Bach Festival 2019: Win a Prize Pack of Tickets

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 10:35am PDT
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Early Music Vancouver (“EMV”) presents the return of the Vancouver Bach Festival, July 30 to August 9, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Les Boréades de Montreal. Photo by Hugo B  Lefort.
Les Boréades de Montreal. Photo by Hugo B Lefort.

Vancouver Bach Festival

This year’s festival celebrates EMV’s 50th anniversary with performances by many of the top West Coast artists specializing in period performance, as well as gifted artists from across Europe and North America. EMV is particularly delighted to welcome Montreal’s internationally acclaimed Ensemble Les Boréades to participate in their second annual ensemble-in-residence program, which will see members of the ensemble perform in multiple concerts throughout the festival.

The 14-concert festival commences with EMV’s ensemble in residence, Les Boréades, in a spectacular two-night performance of J.S. Bach’s Complete Brandenburg Concertos. The Vancouver Bach Choir will also partner with the festival for the first time to perform a programme featuring Faure’s beloved Requiem with a professional core of twenty of the region’s best professional singers, accompanied by award-winning organist Christina Hutten.

Further highlights include the return of audience favourite soprano Amanda Forsythe with Pacific MusicWorks, in a performance of Handel’s early cantatas, as well as sopranos Suzie LeBlanc and Dorothee Mields’ dramatic interpretations of female composer Barbara Strozzi’s 17th century musings on love and loss. This year, the Vancouver Bach Festival also boasts a record number of partnerships with organizations including the Vancouver Chopin Society, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (“PBO”), Pacific MusicWorks, and the Vancouver Bach Choir.

The festival’s popular weekday afternoon concert series also returns, offering diverse and delightful selections, and it will conclude with the presentation of Purcell’s Hail Bright Cecilia at the Chan Centre, starring six internationally renowned vocal soloists and the PBO led by Alexander Weimann.

Vancouver Bach Festival

Enjoy any four concerts at the Vancouver Bach Festival for the price of three. Purchases of more than four concert packages will also receive a 25% discount.

Win a Prize Pack of Tickets

I have 4 ticket packs to give away so a lucky Miss604 reader can attend each performance with a guest:

Bach Complete Brandenburg Concertos (Part 1) with Les Boréades
When: July 30 at 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm)
Where: The Chan Centre (UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver)
Bach Complete Brandenburg Concertos (Part 2) with Les Boréades
When: July 31 at 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm)
Where: Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St, Vancouver)
Bach Cantatas (BWV 12, 39,161) with Les Boréades
When: August 2 at 7:30pm (Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm)
Where: The Chan Centre (UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver)
Purcell Hail Bright Cecilia
When: August 9, 2019 at 7:30pm (Pre-concert at 6:45pm) 
Where: The Chan Centre (UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver)

Here’s how you can enter to win tickets to all 4 of these shows!

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Follow Early Music Vancouver and #VanBachFest on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, July 26, 2019.

UPDATE The winner is Eileen!

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  1. Luc says:

    Let’s Go Bachus!

  2. Renate says:

    Yay Bach!

  3. Jason B says:

    Yes music.

  4. Ray says:

    Bach is best!

  5. Amy says:

    Live Baroque music!!!

  6. ariel chiu says:

    yes please!

  7. Adam Steele says:

    thanks for the chance

  8. Bev says:

    I would LOVE to go πŸ™‚

  9. Eroca says:

    Bach recreated the music of the speres!

  10. Shelley Butcher says:

    Bach is one of my favorite composers!πŸŽΌπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸŽ»πŸ“―

  11. Cheuk says:


  12. Katherine says:

    My mom would live this….

  13. Rob says:

    Whoever wins this will be one busy concert goer!

  14. lynne says:

    Sounds amazing!

  15. Cheryl Fung says:

    Me please!!

  16. Dora says:

    Bach! Yes, please!

  17. Eileen says:

    I love Bach!

  18. Tammy says:

    This rocks!

  19. Harold says:

    Would love to see this.

  20. Anna Ngo says:

    Lets go !

  21. Victori Perez says:

    Would love to go πŸ™‚

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