Early Music Vancouver has announced its 2022-23 concert season, which begins on September 24 and runs through to May 26, 2023, with concerts at various venues in Vancouver, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.
EMV’s 53rd season will feature artists from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Peru, the UK and USA, including pianist Angela Hewitt, countertenor Reginald Mobley, Ensemble Constantinople, En Chordais from Greece, Consone Quartet from London, Ensemble Cappella Mariana from the Czech Republic, the Breathtaking Collective (with soprano Hana Blazikova and cornettist Bruce Dickey), and Ensemble Castor from Austria (with soprano Hélène Brunet).
Also appearing will be Vancouver favourites Chor Leoni, with their off-shoot ensemble The Leonids, and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
“Through these diverse musical explorations, the richness of our shared human experience will be revealed and celebrated,” says EMV’s artistic and executive director, soprano Suzie LeBlanc, in a news release.
The new season's Passport Series starts on September 24 at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts with Treasures from Byzantine Manuscripts, a program of works from recently discovered Byzantine manuscripts, performed by En Chordais and Ensemble Constantinople, and directed by Kiya Tabassian.
The Cathedral Series starts on September 30 at Christ Church Cathedral with The Other Seasons, a program of Antonio Vivaldi performed by Ensemble Castor, with mezzo-soprano Mireille Lebel and violinist Rodolfo Richter, and directed by Petra Samhaber-Eckhardt.
And the Masterworks Series starts November 5 at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church with From War to Peace: Heinrich Schütz and His Time. That program of works by Schütz, Gabrieli, Widmann, and Sophie-Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel will be performed by sopranos Arwen Myers and Danielle Sampson, alto Nicholas Burns, tenor Lawrence Williford, baritone Sumner Thompson, Musica Intima, Cappella Borealis, Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Programme, and Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and directed by Alexander Weimann.