A Sad Pavan for these Distracted Times
Friday, February 17th at 7:30 pm
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Doors open at 6:45PM
Pre-concert talk at 7:00PM
Danielle Reuter-Harrah, soprano
Marc Destrubé, violin and artistic director
Kathryn Wiebe, violin
Eva Lymenstull, viola da gamba
Natalie Mackie, viola da gamba
Marco Vitale, harpsichord and organ
Lucas Harris, archlute
Cultural activity in England during the 17th century was disrupted by political, religious, and social upheaval; Thomas Tomkins wrote his ‘Sad Pavan’ two weeks after the execution of Charles I and after the destruction of his organ at Worcester Cathedral. He unfortunately did not live to see the restoration of the monarchy and the renewed enthusiasm for the arts brought about by the reign of Charles II. It inspired a rich period of musical innovation, with music written for the church, the court and private salons, and the evolution of a distinctly English musical style epitomized by the music of Henry Purcell.
Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo
by Thomas Gainsborough
COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
The health and wellbeing of the VCM Community remains the priority of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. We continue to monitor and make updates as necessary to ensure the safety of all visitors to the VCM.
This concert is generously supported by
Good Bros Developments
and Jim Evans & Associates
GETTING TO ALIX GOOLDEN HALL
Alix Goolden Hall is located at 907 Pandora Ave.
Patrons must enter the venue from 900 Johnson St.
The VCM parking lot is reserved for staff and faculty at all times. Street parking and public lots are available within short walking distance.
THE PACIFIC BAROQUE FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED BY
OLIVE OLIO'S PASTA & ESPRESSO BAR | GOOD BROTHERS DEVELOPMENTS
DAVID & PEP GROOS FUND FOR VOCAL MUSIC, VICTORIA FOUNDATION
The Magnolia Hotel provides Festival audience members with a special rate during the Festival: a 15% discount on the best available room rate.