Mark April 13 on your calendars and join the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (CSO) at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre for an evening of baroque music.
The evening's concert will begin with the delightful "Sound the Trumpet" by 17th century English composer Henry Purcell and will be followed by selections performed by guests the Monteverdi Symposium.
The CSO will close the first half of the concert with the well known and loved "Spring" from Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Subsequent to the intermission, Vivaldi's exquisite "Gloria" in its entirety will be presented. "Gloria" is a very popular number often performed at many sacred events, including Christmas.
The first movement of "Gloria" is featured in the 1996 Scott Hicks film Shine about the life of pianist David Helfgott. An adaptation of the second movement was used with profound effect in the final climactic scenes of the 1985 Andrei Kon-chalovsky film Runaway Train.
Singing in "Gloria," the evening's soloists are soprano Michelle Koebke and mezzo soprano Fabiana Katz. The CSO is especially fortunate to have as their concertmaster and baroque specialist Carolyn Cole.
Husband and wife teams Jacob Doherty (baritone, lute and theorbo)/Michelle Koebke (soprano) and David Poon (harpsichord)/Sarah Poon (viola da gamba) make up the core of Vancouver's early music ensemble The Monteverdi Symposium.
Having performed together since 2009, The Monteverdi Symposium holds a roster of talented singers and instrumentalists that have collaborated on projects throughout the Lower Mainland in concerts of music from the 16th century using authentic period instruments. Mezzo-soprano, Fabiana Katz will join the ensemble at the Cultural Centre for this performance.
The April 13 concert with the CSO brings the Monteverdi Symposium back together locally in a featured set of their finest and most popular chamber selections.
? Concert begins at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission and $15 student through the Centre in person or by phone at 604-391-SHOW (7469). Tickets may be purchased online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
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