A Baroque Christmas - Concert # 3

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Alix Goolden Hall - Victoria Conservatory Of Music

900 Johnson St

Victoria, BC V8V 3N4

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A Baroque Christmas Concert # 3

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*Please see COVID19 Event Protocols below before purchasing tickets *

EMSI presents a varied Christmas programme featuring baroque music from Austria, France, Germany, Italy – and Canada! In addition to works by Biber, Campra, Telemann, and the featured work, the charming Cantata Pastorella by Benedikt Aufschnaiter (1665-1742), the concert includes the seventeenth-century “Huron Carol” sung in the original Huron/Wendat.

Jan van der Hooft, tenor

Paul Luchkow, baroque violin

Elyssa Lefurgy-Smith, baroque violin

Christina Mahler, baroque ‘cello

Michael Jarvis, harpsichord

Canadian lyric tenor Jan van der Hooft has been described as “a rare breed, comfortable with high tessitura, and showing an exciting lyricism in the sound.”* Despite being cut short due to the pandemic, the 2019-20 season included several notable performances.

Jan made his west coast debut with both Pacific Opera Victoria (Il Trittico and Missing) and Vancouver Opera (Flight of the Hummingbird), as well as other Vancouver Island groups including the Victoria Civic Orchestra (Messiah) and the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. This spring Jan was also scheduled to be on tour until May with Hummingbird, and to appear with the Victoria Philharmonic (Creation), The Victoria Mendelssohn Choir (Petite Messe Solennelle) and Bach on the Rock, on Saltspring Island. Between 2017 and 2019, Jan was a resident artist with the Calgary Young Artist program where his performance credits included a company debut as Tybalt in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and The Nephew, in the world premier of Veronika Krauses’ Ghost Opera.

Over the summer, Jan and his fiancé Anna Shill, were part of Opera Nuova’s ‘Coast to Coast Concert series’ which was broadcast back in June. He and Anna live, work and teach in Victoria.

*Quote Source: Jenna Simeonov

COVID19 EVENT PROTOCOLS

  • Entrance for Concert 900 Johnson Street
  • Face masks must be worn upon entering building, in all common areas and in hall until seated
  • Entrance on Johnson Street will be open 15 minutes to performance time. No early access
  • Main Floor Seating Only - with Social Distance Seating
  • Accessible seating must be arranged prior to ticket purchase through boxoffice@vcm.bc.ca
  • Intermission & Concession not offered at these concerts
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the Doors
  • No refunds or exchanges on tickets
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Alix Goolden Hall - Victoria Conservatory Of Music

900 Johnson St

Victoria, BC V8V 3N4

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