Early Music Vancouver (“EMV”) presents the 2022 Vancouver Bach Festival – Scottish Baroque and Other Traditions from Tuesday, July 26 to Saturday, August 6 at various venues including The Chan Centre, Christ Church Cathedral, Pyatt Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden, The Wolf & Hound, and UBC’s Sage Bistro.
Vancouver Bach Festival
The 6th annual Festival explores the profound and entertaining fusion of Scottish traditional music and the music of the Baroque masters that emerged in the 17th century.
It is well known that J.S. Bach employed instrumentalists for his church performances who often also played in taverns. We also know that the music for popular country dances such as the gavotte and gigue (jig), were reimagined by ‘serious’ composers of the time for courtly circles. Scottish Baroque, a fusion of Scottish traditional music combined with the virtuosity and style of 17th and 18th century Italian music, was born in a pub in Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town, where, the music of Corelli sat side by side with the rhythmic drive of local reels and jigs. Musicians of the day would play both repertoires, with the same enthusiasm for each, using the same technique and instruments.
At this year’s Vancouver Bach Festival – Scottish Baroque and Other Traditions, audiences will hear traditional melodies weave throughout all of the concerts presented.
EMV is also thrilled to welcome Scottish Baroque experts David McGuinness and David Greenberg, as Festival Artists-in-Residence. Both artists have dedicated their careers to the study of the Italian and Scottish composers of the 17th and 18th century – a lively and vibrant time in Scotland’s musical history.
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Full 2022 Festival Lineup
The lineup for the festival lineup includes 13 concerts and two special events (click to view)
Special Event: Rondeau
July 26 at 6:00pm at Sage Bistro, UBC
Special Event: Tea-Table Miscellany
August 6 at 12:00pm at VanDusen Botanical Garden (Heron Lake)
Opening Concert – Ebb and Flow
July 27 at 7:30pm at The Chan Centre
A Curious Collection of Tunes
July 28 at 1:00pm at Christ Church Cathedral
Resounding Hildegard: Echoes of the Abbess in the Present Day
July 28 at 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral
The Last Rose of Summer
July 29 at 1:00pm at Christ Church Cathedral
July 29 at 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral
From The Court of Louis XIV to Shippagan
August 2 at 1:00pm at Christ Church Cathedral
August 2 at 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral
The Next Generation: Baroque Innovations
August 3 at 1:00pm at Pyatt Hall
Fiddle & Figs Pub Night (Sold Out!)
August 3 at 7:00pm at The Wolf & Hound
Bach & Tunes – Multiple Voices for One
August 4 at 1:00pm at Christ Church Cathedral
Out of the Deep
August 4 at 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral
Bach: Four Sonatas and a Concerto
August 5 at 1:00pm at Christ Church Cathedral
August 5 at 7:30pm at The Chan Centre
View the full lineup online and find more info here.