THE BAROQUE AFFECT connects the timeless works of the Baroque era to the choral conductors of today and tomorrow at this season’s Conductors’ Symposium showcase. Dr. Kari Turunen, an early music specialist, will facilitate advanced training in choral and Baroque performance practice to selected conductors in an intensive week of rehearsals and masterclasses. This year, the Symposium also features Christina Hutten as organist and guest instructor. Come cheer on the skills, talents and musical personalities of the next generation of choral conductors at THE BAROQUE AFFECT.
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Organist and harpsichordist Christina Hutten has presented recitals in Canada, the United States, and Europe, including performances in concert series hosted by the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, the Hooglandsekerk in Leiden, Early Music Vancouver, the Universities of British Columbia and Calgary, and others. She performs regularly with Pacific Baroque Orchestra and has appeared as concerto soloist with the Okanagan Symphony, the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra. Christina is also an enthusiastic teacher. She coaches and coordinates the early music ensembles at the University of British Columbia and has given masterclasses and workshops at institutions including the Victoria Baroque Summer Program, Brandon University, the University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada’s National Music Centre in Calgary, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Funded by a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she pursued organ studies in Europe with Francesco Cera, François Espinasse, and Bernard Winsemius. Christina obtained a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from Arizona State University under the direction of Kimberly Marshall and an Advanced Certificate in Harpsichord Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Charlotte Nediger. She is now a Doctoral candidate in musicology at UBC.
Meet our five conductors for 2023:
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Heinrich Schütz • Gedenke deinem Knechte an dein Wort, SWV 485
Henry Purcell • Man that is born (from Funeral Music for Queen Mary)
Henry Purcell • In the midst of life (from Funeral Music for Queen Mary)
Georg Philipp Telemann • Halt was du hast
Jan Dismas Zelenka • Caligaverunt oculi mei
Giacomo Carissimi • Dixit Dominus
Marc-Antoine Charpentier • Nisi Dominus
Johann Michael Bach • Halt was du hast
Johann Sebastian Bach • Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
Johann Bach • Unser Leben ist ein Schatten