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Event Archive - Handel's Acis and Galatea: UVic Voice Ensemble, Larry Beckwith (music director/violin), Victoria Baroque, Isaiah Bell (stage director)

Sat. March 16th 2019 Christ Church Cathedral (All Ages)
8 pm - 10 pm
Regular $ 20 / Student $ 10
Presented by: UVic School of Music
The UVic Voice Ensemble present a staged concept of Handel's beautiful pastoral drama, Acis and Galatea, about love, jealousy, and the power of devotion. Featuring music direction by Larry Beckwith, stage direction by Isaiah Bell, and members of the Victoria Baroque Players.

Canadian tenor and violinist Larry Beckwith enjoys a successful and versatile career in the arts in and around Toronto with roles ranging from radio producer and sound designer to journalist and teacher. Tenor Isaiah Bell (BMus '08) has been performing in prestigious venues across Canada, the United States and Europe. Recent projects include the role of Antinous in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian at the Canadian Opera Company (October 2018) as well as solo debuts with Opera Atelier (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), the Caramoor Festival, the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

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Now in its Eighth Season, the Victoria Baroque present high-quality, high-energy, and engaging performances of music from the baroque and classical periods. Playing on the instruments of the 18th century, the historically-informed ensemble brings audiences closer to the sound world of the period, embracing the dance-driven rhythmic vitality, as wel... more info
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