THE 2019 PACIFIC BAROQUE FESTIVAL

SPECIAL 15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The 2018-19 Pacific Baroque Series culminates in the Pacific Baroque Festival’s 15th anniversary celebration running from Thursday February 7th to Sunday February 10, 2019. Led by long-time Artistic Director, Marc Destrubé, the festival features five lively events held at the Victoria Conservatory of Music's Alix Goolden Hall and at Christ Church Cathedral. This anniversary program will reflect 15 years of entertaining audiences with an annual tapestry of musical performances featuring rarely performed music by brilliant but under-represented composers.


“After 14 successful years, I am thrilled the Pacific Baroque Festival will be deepening its collaborations with Christ Church Cathedral and EMV. Victoria is now recognized as a vibrant centre for Baroque music. This new series provides a timely opportunity for expanding on the Festival’s many years of original programming, supporting regional artists and providing a platform for these artists to perform with world-renowned musicians” - Brian Groos, Managing Director of The Pacific Baroque Festival

The Pacific Baroque Festival is co-presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Christ Church Cathedral Victoria.

The Pacific Baroque Festival is sponsored by the Renaissance Retirement Residence

The Victoria Conservatory of Music's Alix Goolden Performance Hall

February 07, 2019

11:00AM

Ensemble La Modestine will perform a selection of rarely-heard gems from the Düben Collection, including sonatas by Buxtehude, Becker and Reincken.

Christ Church Cathedral

February 07, 2019

8:00PM

John Walthausen, organ

Plainchant in Te Deum sung by:

Victoria Children’s Choir

Men of St Christopher Singers

In honour of the Pacific Baroque Festival's 15th anniversary, Walthausen will play a program built around Buxtehude's grandest work for organ, his festive Te Deum.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music's Alix Goolden Performance Hall

February 08, 2019

8:00PM

Johann Sebastian Bach was above all a practical musician, producing masterworks at a prodigious pace, but without expectation that they would be heard again. He thus re-used previously-composed music in new contexts, sometimes reworking it to suit the new purpose. This program includes such re-workings, along with later transcriptions or re-uses of his music for orchestra.

Pacific Baroque Festival Ensemble

Curtis Foster, oboe 

Marc Destrubé music director

The Victoria Conservatory of Music's Alix Goolden Performance Hall

February 09, 2019

8:00PM

Venice in the 18th century was a mecca for music and musicians; the ‘Ospedale’ (orphanages) buzzed with musical activity and it was for the girls at one of these that Vivaldi composed many of his concertos as well as the ‘Gloria’, which you will hear in its original version for high voices, performed by the Victoria Children’s Choir. Other composers such as Domenico Scarlatti and Albinoni were also drawn to ‘City of Bridges’ and it’s thriving musical scene in the 18th century.

Pacific Baroque Festival Ensemble

Victoria Children's Choir - Madeleine Humer, director

Curtis Foster, oboe

Marc Destrubé, baroque violin and director

Christ Church Cathedral

February 10, 2019

4:30PM

The final event of Pacific Baroque Festival 2019 will be filled with the music of the great baroque composer, Henry Purcell. This Choral Evensong Service pays homage to what one of Purcell’s contemporaries described as “The greatest genius we ever had”.

- admission by donation -

Pacific Baroque Festival Ensemble - Marc Destrubé, music director

St. Christopher Singers - Madeleine Humer and Donald Hunt, directors

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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 

MEDIA PARTNERS

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