Baroque, Brass & Beyond

Baroque, Brass and Beyond

Chorales, choruses and cantatas for the Season. Johann Ruhnau was Bach's predecessor in Leipzig - Dietrich Buxtehude had the greatest influence on Bach's organ performance and composition - Heinrich Schütz and Michael Praetorius were two of the most influential composers before Bach. The inclusion of settings by Schütz and Bach of virtually the same text in the second half provides a meaningful connection and demonstration of the evolution of the music. This program celebrates the diversity and connections within Baroque choral composition, and will make the most of our collaboration with the renowned BC-based professional quintet, "A Touch of Brass.". We are also delighted to be welcoming Roy Campbell as our guest organist

The Program

The following music will be presented:

  • § Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben - Cantata 147 Johann Sebastian Bach [1685-1750]
  • Magnificat Anima Mea Anon. 17th C. - arr. David Millard
  • Interlude TBA A Touch of Brass
  • Uns ist ein Kind geboren Johann Kuhnau [1660-1722]
  • § Das neugeborene Kind Dietrich Buxtehude [1637-1707]


  • § Resonet in Laudibus Jacob Handl [1550-1591]
  • § Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Michael Praetorius [1571-1621]
  • Alleluia, Lobet den Herrn Heinrich Schütz [1585-1672]
  • Interlude TBA A Touch of Brass
  • Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden Johann Sebastian Bach

The choir will be accompanied by A Touch of Brass quintet in items marked with § in the above listing. To conclude we will invite the audience to be upstanding and contribute to a splendid arrangement of O Come All Ye Faithful for brass, choir and congregation

Saturday, Dec 8th, 2018 7:30 p.m., St. Helen's Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Ave., Vancouver

Sunday, Dec 9th, 2018 3:00 p.m., Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver

Buy Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from any choir member or at the door. Online tickets are available at - go to For the North Vancouver Matinée show on Sunday December 9th, buy online at