PACIFIC BAROQUE FESTIVAL
‘L'EUROPE GALANTE - A GRAND TOUR’
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8PM
The Victoria Conservatory of Music's Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Wilbert Hazelzet, flute
Victoria Children’s Choir and soloists
Madeleine Humer, director
Marc Destrubé, director
In the mid-18th century a musical style evolved (Empfindsamer Stil) that was a reaction to the formality
of baroque styles and gave composers (and poets) freer reign to express "true and natural" feelings. Featuring sudden contrasts of mood and character, it opened the door to later romanticism. Its greatest exponent was J.S. Bach’s second son, Carl Philip Emmanuel. As travel became more widespread in the 18th century, many young men (and a few young ladies) were expected to round off their education with a Grand Tour of Italy. A featured stop was one of the four Venetian Ospedalia with their acclaimed female choirs. Two of these choirs were directed by widely travelled Italian composers Baldassare Galuppi (who visited C.P.E. Bach in Berlin) and Nicola Porpora, both of whom adapted aspects of this new style to their similarStyle galante. They both composed exquisite vocal works, two of which will be performed by the extraordinary Victoria Children’s Choir.
Doors open at 7pm.
Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.
Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Concerto for two harpsichords and strings in F Major, Wq 46/H. 408
Nicola Porpora (1686?-1766)
De profundis clamavi for soloists, choir and strings (1744)
Concerto for flute and strings in D Major, Wq 13/H. 416 (1744)
Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
Nisi Dominus in C Minor
Single Tickets and Festival Passes for the Pacific Baroque Festival can be purchased:
By phone: 250.386.5311 from the Box Office (Victoria Conservatory of Music)
In person (tickets available from November 23):
At the Box Office: 900 Johnson Street, Victoria BC (Victoria Conservatory of Music)
At the Cathedral Office: 930 Burdett Avenue)
And at the following outlets:
Ivy’s Bookshop: 2188 Oak Bay Ave.
Tanner’s Books: 2436 Beacon ave, Sidney
Munro’s Books: 1108 Government St.
GETTING TO THE VICTORIA CONSERVATORY'S ALIX GOOLDEN PERFORMANCE HALL
The Victoria Conservatory of Music's Alix Goolden Hall is located at the corner of Quadra St. and Pandora Ave.
The VCM parking lot is reserved for staff and faculty at all times. Street parking and public lots are available within short walking distance.