Old Music for the New Year: Christmas Pastorales from Middle Europe

Free concert/Donations welcomed.
January 1
2:30 PM
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Old Music for the New Year – Christmas Pastorales from Middle Europe
@ 2:30pm/ Free-Donations welcomed
1 January 2024
Christ Church Cathedral
christchurchcathedral.bc.ca/events

A Victoria New Year’s staple with baroque period instrumentalists and vocalists. This annual concert of baroque music for the Christmas season has become a favorite for many Victoria residents and visitors to Victoria. This is a free concert but donations are welcome. This year’s concert will feature lovely, rarely-performed pastorellas by the Bohemian composer Joseph Anton Sehling. Rachel Allen (soprano), Cassidy Stahr (alto), Marc Destrubé (baroque violin), Natalie Mackie (viola da gamba), Christina Hutten (organ).

Program:

Heinrich Schmelzer (ca. 1620- 1680)
Sonata “Pastorella” for two violins, continuo

Johann Cruger (1598 – 1662)
“O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein”, for soprano, alto, two violins, continuo

Josef Antonín Sehling (1710-1756)
Pastorella “Non sic cervus ad fluentem”, for alto, two violins, continuo

Johann Joseph Fux (1660 – 1741)
Sonata “Pastorale” for two violins, continuo K395

Josef Antonín Sehling (1710-1756)
Pastorella “Dormi tenellule”, for soprano, alto, two violins, continuo

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
BWV 590, for organ solo

Josef Antonín Sehling (1710-1756)
Pastorella “Eja, surgite pastores”, for soprano, two violins, continuo

Josef Antonín Sehling (1710-1756)
Pastorella “Eja, laeti properemus”, for soprano, alto, two violins, continuo

Johann Joseph Fux (1660 – 1741)
Sonata “Pastorale” for two violins, continuo K397

Christian Geist (1640 – 1711)
“Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern”, for soprano, alto, 2 violins, continuo

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.