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Friday, December 4, 2009

A Company of Instruments Baroque Orchestra presents

Singen! Singen!

featuring selections from:
Part IV & V, Christmas Oratorio by J. S. Bach
Christmas Historie by H. Schˆºtz


Siri Olesen, Emily Cheung, soprano; Melanie Adams, Jennifer Williams, alto;
Hyo Shim, Bruce Hoffman, tenor; Russell Cripps, Barry Honda, bass

Wednesday December 30 @ 7:30 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1499 Laurier Ave (at Granville), Vancouver

Admission by donation
Information: 604.435.5386

A concert of baroque music poised on the cusp of the new year, Singen! Singen! features selections from two Christmas works in German for choir and orchestra, written by Heinrich Schˆºtz and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Heinrich Schˆºtz's Christmas Historie was premiered in 1660, towards the end of the composer's very full life. The work is a masterful retelling of the familiar Christmas story. Movements four and five of J.S. Bach's beloved Christmas Oratorio (dating from 1734-35) deal with the naming of the Christ child and the arrival of the three Wise Men. Singen! Singen! offers an informal concert of these works in the days between Christmas and New Years. Please join us.

About A Company of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Since the fall of 2007 a group of friends have been meeting regularly to play baroque music. They decided to play two or three concerts a year, usually at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Granville and Laurier in Vancouver, their 'home'. At the moment the group uses modern instruments (including a harpsichord built in 1972), and have made no plans to change that. However, they are striving to play in the baroque style.

About the vocal ensemble

The vocalists joining A Company of Instruments for Singen! Singen! are drawn from several well-known Vancouver ensembles, including musica intima, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Chor Leoni, Vancouver Bach Choir, and the choir of Christ Church Cathedral.



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