Tickets for all concerts are $10 for adults, $5 for students/seniors. Available at the door.

2007-2008 Concert Season

Bach's Greatest Hits

Pieces everyone knows...part of.

Friday 6 June 2008 @ 8pm
St. Mark's College Chapel

Sunday 8 June 2008 @ 2pm
Sts. Peter & Paul Church (1430 West 38th Ave @ Granville St)

A cell phone rings at a wedding as the bridesmaids process to music. The bride's father is watching Master and Commander on his portable movie player, and the groom's nephew is playing Tetris. Meanwhile, Johann Sebastian Bach rolls over in his grave as he hears bits and pieces of his music used in this hodge-podge circus of media.

From Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring sung in the original German to Bach's version of "Type C" music from Nintendo's Tetris, the Baranduin Ensemble presents famous music by Johann Sebastian Bach used in all areas of contemporary society. Only we'll play the whole thing. (And believe us, it's worth it!)

Programme:

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor, BWV 1067
French Suite No. 3 in b minor, BWV 814/4
Cantata 147 - Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147/1-6
Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1007
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049

Performers:

Michelle Koebke, soprano
Debi Wong, alto
Clinton Stoffberg, tenor
Jake Doherty, bass
Leagh Barkley, trumpet
Beth Brown, oboe/flute
Michael Molnar, flute
Llowyn Ball, violin
Jonathan Ng, violin
Genevieve MacKay, viola
Sarah Tippett, violoncello
Enzo Figliuzzi, contrabass
David Poon, harpsichord


---Past Concerts---

Out of the Ground

Music by Pachelbel, Purcell and Bach.

Friday 7 December 2007 @ 8pm
St. Mark's College Chapel @ UBC (5935 Iona Dr @ Wesbrook Mall)

Do you love Pachelbel's Canon? You should come to this concert.
Do you hate Pachelbel's Canon? You should come to this concert.
Do you not know what Pachelbel's Canon is? You should come to this concert.

The Baranduin Ensemble presents an evening of early music showing the development of the ground bass from its simplest incarnation to its peak of perfection. Lovers of "The Canon" will be delighted to hear related works of the period, and those who don't care for it will revel in what they deem to be superior works along the same vein.

Who says repetition is boring?

Music of Middle-earth

An exploration into Baroque Music and the literature of Tolkien.

Friday 4 April 2008 @ 8pm
St. Mark's College Chapel

Sunday 6 April 2008 @ 2pm
St. Augustine's Church (2028 West 7th Ave @ Maple St)

A journey to Rivendell begins...accompanied by the sounds of Albinoni, Rameau, and their contemporaries. The next Baranduin Ensemble concert explores gems of Baroque music as a possible soundtrack to book one of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy, "The Lord of the Rings". Short spirited pieces full of whimsy are interspersed with colourful readings about the journey of four Hobbits out of the Shire: the perfect anachronistic pairing of music and literature.