The theme of the 2023 Early Music Vancouver Summer Festival is WOMENinSIGHT – celebrating women composers, librettists, and performers of the past and present. WOMENinSIGHT explores the impact and the role of women throughout history via a musical lens.
There is one more festival concert coming up dedicated to the music of J.S. Bach:
A Woman’s Voice in Bach’s World: Christiane Mariane von Ziegler | August 5 at 7:30 p.m. | Christ Church Cathedral
Christiane Mariane von Ziegler was anything but anonymous in the city of Leipzig. One of Germany’s preeminent poets, she was also one of its most outspoken advocates for women’s access to a public voice. From 1725 to 1740, she vigorously defended women’s rights to improved education and literary enterprise. She was also one of J.S. Bach’s esteemed librettists and a rare woman’s voice in the Lutheran liturgy. This programme celebrates the two Leipzig artists’ short but fruitful creative partnership. Directed by Alexander Weimann and featuring Krisztina Szabo (mezzo-soprano), Philippe Gagné (tenor), Sumner Thompson (baritone), and Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
For more information on Early Music Vancouver, please visit the following platforms: