First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 Street, Edmonton
Saturday, January 27 – 7:30 p.m.: UN GOÛT ÉTRANGER
Saturday, March 16 – 7:30 p.m.: MUSICK FOR A WHILE
Saturday, April 27 – 7:30 p.m.: HOUSE OF BACH- SWEET SUITES
You can attend these CONCERTS IN PERSON
We offer the opportunity to attend the CONCERTS VIRTUALLY, through professional, multi-camera, high-quality private Livestream. The event will remain online for ticket holders for 7 days after the performance.
You have the choice of buying a pass for Livestream or in-person, however, you can change this at any time. If you bought a Livestream pass but would like to come in person, make sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can put you on the in-person list for that concert, provided we haven’t reached capacity. The same goes for the reverse situation: if you bought in-person but perhaps feel unwell, or prefer to stay home; just let us know and you will get the Livestream link, and free up more space for someone wanting to attend in person.
If you would like to attend the concert and/or would like to watch it virtually, please purchase the ticket(s) below
Saturday, January 27, 2024
Un Goût Étranger
French music for 2 viols
One rarely has an opportunity to listen to two viola da gambas. The music written in France at the time required the instrument to have a 7th string added to the original 6-string instrument. The richness and warmth of this combination is unparalleled. The music on this program is among the most elegant, spirited, evocative, and intimate written for these two equal partners. Music by Marin Marais, Forquerais, Sainte Colombe, and more.
Josephine van Lier, viola da gamba
Julie Hereish, viola da gamba
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Musick for a While
This trio of premier Edmonton musicians will perform a very varied program of music for voice, viola da gamba/cello and harpsichord, with spectacular music by Bach, Handel, Purcell, and Geminiani.
On the program are several outstanding pieces, including some witty songs by Purcell, arias from Rinaldo and Ezio by Handel, and Bach’s stunning and profound Komm, süßes Kreuz from the St. Matthew Passion. They will perform one of the spectacular and seldom heard sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord by Bach, and a virtuoso and obscure sonata for cello and harpsichord by Geminiani.
Josephine van Lier, viola da gamba, baroque cello
Leanne Regehr, harpsichord
Saturday, April 27, 2024
HOUSE OF BACH – SWEET SUITES
6 cellists, 6 rooms, 6 suites
For this unique and memorable concert, the audience will be divided into groups and move from room to room to hear all of Bach’s spectacular cello suites. Each cellist will perform in their own room and play their suite 6 times, each time for a different audience.
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Julie Hereish, baroque cello
Rafael Hoekman, baroque cello
Ronda Metzies, baroque cello
Meran Currie-Roberts, cello
Sointu Aalto, baroque cello