Bach, Pachelbel, and Guardian Angels

July 19th 7.30pm

Vicki St Pierre, contra-alto
Contra-alto St. Pierre’s voice invitingly combines clarity of expression and beauty of tone.

Alix Goolden Performance Hall,
Victoria Conservatory of Music,
907 Pandora Ave, Victoria

Members of Victoria Baroque and Pacific Baroque Orchestra come together for an unforgettable evening of baroque music from around Europe. Programme includes exquisite arias by Bach and Vivaldi sung by the celebrated Canadian contra-alto Vicki St Pierre; Biber’s otherworldly  “Guardian Angel” Passacaglia; exhilarating instrumental numbers by Handel, Couperin and Rameau; and a rare performance of Pachelbel’s beloved Canon performed on the instruments it was originally written for.


JS Bach: Aria  “Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust,” from Cantata BWV 170

Aria “Schliesse mein Hertze”  from Christmas Oratorio

Pachelbel: Canon & Gigue for three violins and continuo

Biber: Passacaglia for solo violin “Guardian Angel” from Mystery Sonatas

Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin en Concert No.1

Couperin: Les Nations (excerpts)

Storace: Ciaccona for solo harpsichord

Handel: Sinfonia in Bb from Chandos Anthems No.11

Vivaldi: Aria for Contra-alto “Cur Sagittas”


Vicki St Pierre, contra-alto

Soile Stratkauskas, flute

Curtis Foster, oboe

Katrina Russell, bassoon

Marco Vitale, harpsichord

Christina Hutten, harpsichord

Chloe Meyers, violin

Christi Meyers, violin

Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, violin

Mieka Michaux, viola

Martin Bonham, cello

Tickets: $24.90 at Eventbrite and at the door

Photo by Jan Gates