The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Festive Bach Cantatas for Christmas

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      The Bach Cantata Project presents Festive Bach Cantatas for Christmas on Sunday (December 23) at 3 p.m. at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC (6265 Crescent Road).

      The performance is directed by Marc Destrubé and features soprano Shannon Mercer, alto Laura Pudwell, tenor Colin Balzer, and baritone Sumner Thompson. The selection of cantatas will feature natural horn and oboe d’amore as well.

      This year’s program includes Cantata BWV 151, for the Third Day of Christmas (St. John’s Day); Cantata BWV 136, for the Eight Sunday after Trinity; Cantata BWV 8, for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity; and Cantata BWV 16, for New Year’s Day (Circumcision of Christ, Holy Name).

      Tickets for Festive Bach Cantatas for Christmas are $32 to $63 and are available online, at the Chan Centre box office, or by calling 1-855-985-2787.