Summer Music at Christ Church Cathedral Victoria BC July and August 2018

Summer Music at Christ Church Cathedral Victoria BC July and August 2018. (media release)

Some of my favourite summer memories with my children were of concerts performed in the majestic space of Christ Church Cathedral.  Here’s this summer’s program.

Over a two-week period this summer (July 20-August 2, 2018), Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria presents five headline concerts you won’t want to miss.

Many of these events are presented in collaboration with our partners.  The wonderful Victoria Symphony returns to the Cathedral for another pair of popular summer concerts.  And a new venture, the Pacific Baroque Series, brings us two fabulous evenings of music by Johann Sebastian Bach – including the long-awaited return to Victoria of renowned Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, plus the debut of a brilliant young French organist, Benjamin Allard.

Young talent is also showcased in the first program, courtesy of The Gesualdo Six vocal ensemble, who have been called “the next Stile Antico.”

Check our website for more details about all these concerts, mark the dates on your calendar, order your tickets now, and prepare to feast on gorgeous music in a spectacular setting!

Friday July 20 7:30 pm           

THE GESUALDO SIX:  PASSION AND POLYPHONY.  Beautiful, meditative   choral music from the Renaissance to the present day, sung by one of the UK’s leading vocal consorts, in the intimate acoustics of the New Jerusalem Chapel.  Tickets $25 at ticketrocket.co and usual outlets.

Wednesday July 24 7:30pm

THE VICTORIA SYMPHONY PLAYS BEETHOVEN.  Resident maestro Giuseppe “Joey” Pietraroia conducts the orchestra in excerpts from Beethoven’s 5th and 6th Symphonies, among other works.  Tickets at the VS box office (350.385.6515, rmts.bc.ca) or the Cathedral office.

Friday July 27 7:30pm

J.S. BACH’S great masterpiece THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS played on the organ by the brilliant young French organist BENJAMIN ALARD, who was recently signed by Harmonia Mundi to record the complete keyboard works of J.S. Bach.  Tickets at ticketfly.com and usual outlets.

Wednesday August 1 7:30pm

THE VICTORIA SYMPHONY A LA FRANCAIS! VICTORIA SYMPHONY A LA FRANCAIS! The engaging young Seattle-based conductor Alastair Willis returns to lead a program of music that caused a stir in Paris, including suites from Bizet’s Carmen and Stravinsky’s Firebird.  Tickets from the Symphony or the Cathedral office.

Thursday August 2 7:30pm

ANGELA HEWITT plays BOOK TWO OF BACH’S WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER.  Canada’s global music superstar, and one of the great Bach interpreters of all time, returns to Victoria for another memorable, sold-out evening at the piano.  Tickets at ticketfly.com and usual outlets.

Christ Church Cathedral
christchurchcathedral.bc.ca 
Quadra St. at Rockland Ave., Victoria BC
Cathedral office:  930 Burdett Ave. / 250.383.2714

 

 

 

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