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December 15, 2012 at 8pm
Composer: John Adams
Conductor: Leslie Dala
VBC presents the Canadian premiere of John Adams’ profoundly illuminating nativity oratorio El Niño (The Infant). AMessiah for the modern age, the wondrous musical achievement is a poetic retelling of Christ’s birth from one of the world’s most vital and prolific living composers. To tell its tale, the oratorio weaves text from pre-Christian prophets, canonical and Gnostic gospels, and mid-20th century Hispanic poetry into a powerful and staggeringly beautiful score.
Countertenors: Daniel Bubeck, Steven Rickards & Brian Cummings
Soprano: Jessica Rivera
Mezzo Soprano: Krisztina Szabó
Baritone: Gregory Dahl
with the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
About The Vancouver Bach Choir (www.
Situated in Vancouver, the gateway of the Pacific Rim, the Vancouver Bach Choir is an award-winning 140 – voice symphonic choir committed to offering vibrant and culturally diverse choralexperiences to its audiences.
As one of the largest choral organizations in Canada, the Vancouver Bach Choir explo
Over the past eight decades, the choir has performed with numerous world-class musicians. Under the baton of Maestro Leslie Dala, the VBC continues its mission and tradition to share the beauty ofchoral music with local, national, and international communities.