7:30PM Thursday, 19 December, 2019 PST/PDT  at  Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC
Pacific Baroque Series: FESTIVE CANTATAS: CHRISTMAS IN GABRIELI’S VENICE

Voices and choirs, cornetti and trombones and strings, all join forces to recreate the Renaissance splendour of seasonal music from St. Mark’s in our cathedral’s superb acoustics. We celebrate the holidays this year with music by the master of the Venetian High Renaissance Giovanni Gabrieli, his uncle Andrea, and their contemporaries. This is music that would have echoed from the mosaic-covered vaults of Saint Mark’s Basilica as well as other Venetian churches. The program consists of motets for from two to fifteen voices, as well as dazzling sonatas and canzonas for cornetti, trombones and strings - festive music worthy of the season but also of the pomp and brilliance of the Venetian State.