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Pacific Baroque Festival

Name:

Pacific Baroque Festival

Location:

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Venues:

Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music
Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria

Years:

Since 2005 (Annual Festival)

Months:

February-March

Artistic Director:

Marc Destrubé

Ensembles:

Pacific Baroque Orchestra
St Christopher Singers

Website:

Pacific Baroque Festival (Official Website)
Pacific Baroque Festival, Victoria BC on Facebook

History:

The Pacific Baroque Festival focuses on the period performance of baroque music. It is located in Victoria, BC, Canada, and is presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
Inspired by the Festivalís Artistic Director, Marc Destrubé, the Festival has grown to five events in which the audience can appreciate a range of music based on the Festivalís theme (see the list of fevals below):
The Festivalís core ensemble is the Pacific Baroque Festival of Vancouver and features international as well as local musicians. It also provides a platform for young musicians studying in Victoria to perform with professional musicians. In the past three years, and again in 2011, the Victoria Childrenís Choir, under the direction of Madeleine Humer, has performed at least one major work giving these young musicians exposure to the period performance of Býroque music.
The Festival is not an exclusive Bach Festival, but some of its programmes were dedicated to J.S. Bach (2006, 2010, 2014)

Mission:

The Festival is dedicated to:
- providing excellence in period performance
- to exposing expanding Victoria audiences to period performance of baroque music
- to attracting visitors to visit Victoria and the Pacific Baroque Festival in the month of February.

Recent Festivals:

1st Festival: 2005 (An Evening of Pacific Baroque)
2nd Festival: 2006 (Bach, Boccherini & Beyond)
3rd Festival: 2007 (Masters of the English Baroque: Handel, Purcell, Avison, Geminiani, Corbett and others)
4th Festival: 2008 (Vivaldiís Venice)
5th Festival: Feb 6-8, 2009 (Handel in London)
6th Festival: Feb 4-7, 2010 (Bach, Buxtehude & Telemann)
7th Festival: Feb 3-6, 2011 (Stylus Fantasticus: Music for Bishops & Emperors)
8th Festival Feb 9-12, 2012 (Music for the Sun King)
9th Festival: Feb 21-24, 2013 (Welcome to All the Pleasures: The Music of Henry Purcell)
10th Festival: Mar 6-9 2014 (J.S. Bach)

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6th Festival - 2010

7th Festival - 2011

8th Festival 2012

   
   
Programme        

10th Festival - 2014 [1]

10th Festival - 2014 [2]

10th Festival 2014 [3]

   
   

Programme

       

Source: Pacific Baroque Festival Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2014)


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