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Handel – Eternal Source of Light Divine
A Tour of the Liturgical Year in Beloved Chorales Set by Bach and His Students
Bach/Vivaldi Concerto in D Major
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 helps to coordinate the early music ensembles at the University of British Columbia and has given masterclasses and workshops at institutions including 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 historical keyboard studies in Europe with Francesco Cera, François Espinasse, and Bernard Winsemius. She participated in the Britten-Pears Programme, led by Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin, for which she was awarded the Loewen Prize. 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.
Silas Friesen is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and composer from a musical family of eight. Active in both classical and jazz idioms, he has performed, among others, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra, Vancouver Brass Project, Music on Main, Tommy Banks, and his own ensembles (Silas Friesen Group, HUTCH, Thunderbird Brass). Silas was the top graduate from the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan and is completing a Master of Music at UBC with Larry Knopp.