In Memory of Jeanne Lamon

Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 8 pm

St John the Divine
1611 Quadra Street, Victoria

In-person concert is sold out. You can watch the livestream starting at 8 pm.

A concert in memory of legendary baroque violinist Jeanne Lamon, who touched thousands of lives with her exceptional musicianship, leadership, warmth, and generosity in Canada and abroad. The music of Bach was close to Lamon’s heart through her life, and one of her final musical endeavours was the transcription of Bach’s otherworldly and monumental Chaconne in D minor.

This intimate programme –curated by Lamon’s partner in music and life, Christina Mahler – remembers Lamon through the Chaconne and other transcendent music by Bach, interspersed with poetry read by the Canadian author, Kit Pearson.


Johann Sebastian Bach:

Orchestral Suite No.2 (transcription)
Sarabande from Solo Cello Suite No.5
Sinfonia from Cantata BWV182
Chaconne from Partita for Solo Violin in D minor, transcribed by Jeanne Lamon
Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, movements 2 & 3


Early Music Society of the Islands

Christina Mahler, cello
Yolanda Bruno, violin
Chloe Kim, violin
Christi Meyers, violin
Mieka Michaux, viola
Soile Stratkauskas, flute
Christina Hutten, harpsichord
Natalie Mackie, violone

Livestream Recording

The performance will also be offered as a livestream, provided by the Early Music Society of the Islands. Viewing is by donation which can be made online through CanadaHelps. Tax receipts will be issued.

Victoria Baroque COVID-19 Safety Protocols

We intend to operate with these protocols in place unless health orders change:

Proof of Vaccination – as per the Public Health Order, entry to Victoria Baroque concerts will require proof of vaccination for persons 12 years of age and older. They will also need to show proof and government-issued picture ID when entering the venue.

Audience sizes are capped at 50% capacity of St. John the Divine, to allow for distanced seating.

Following BC’s mask mandate at indoor public places, masks will be mandatory for the full duration of the concert.

Accessible Seating

St. John’s is wheelchair accessible through the Garden doors on the north side of the church. Accessible seating can be arranged by emailing before noon on Friday, February 25.