Vancouver Bach Festival 2019: Win a Prize Pack of Tickets

Comments 21 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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!

21 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LucTuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 11:24am PDT

    Let’s Go Bachus!

  2. RenateTuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 12:35pm PDT

    Yay Bach!

  3. Jason BTuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 12:42pm PDT

    Yes music.

  4. RayTuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 1:15pm PDT

    Bach is best!

  5. AmyTuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 7:55pm PDT

    Live Baroque music!!!

  6. ariel chiuTuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 8:55pm PDT

    yes please!

  7. Adam SteeleTuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 8:55pm PDT

    thanks for the chance

  8. BevTuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 11:06pm PDT

    I would LOVE to go 🙂

  9. ErocaTuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 11:14pm PDT

    Bach recreated the music of the speres!

  10. Shelley ButcherWednesday, July 24th, 2019 — 12:20am PDT

    Bach is one of my favorite composers!?????

  11. CheukWednesday, July 24th, 2019 — 10:57am PDT


  12. KatherineWednesday, July 24th, 2019 — 10:06pm PDT

    My mom would live this….

  13. RobThursday, July 25th, 2019 — 12:08am PDT

    Whoever wins this will be one busy concert goer!

  14. lynneThursday, July 25th, 2019 — 9:09am PDT

    Sounds amazing!

  15. Cheryl FungThursday, July 25th, 2019 — 9:51am PDT

    Me please!!

  16. DoraThursday, July 25th, 2019 — 1:33pm PDT

    Bach! Yes, please!

  17. EileenThursday, July 25th, 2019 — 4:33pm PDT

    I love Bach!

  18. TammyThursday, July 25th, 2019 — 8:34pm PDT

    This rocks!

  19. HaroldFriday, July 26th, 2019 — 4:21am PDT

    Would love to see this.

  20. Anna NgoFriday, July 26th, 2019 — 9:47am PDT

    Lets go !

  21. Victori PerezSaturday, July 27th, 2019 — 9:03am PDT

    Would love to go 🙂

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