Violinist Calvin Dyck to play Coffee Cantata

Comic opera performance will include Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and Toccata and Fugue in D

Calvin Dyck will perform bach's Coffee Cantata Oct. 15 with guests.

Violinist/conductor Calvin Dyck presents a concert on Saturday, Oct. 15 that includes Bach’s Coffee Cantata.

The performance also features Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ, along with the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra and the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir.

The Coffee Cantata is a short comic opera about a young vivacious woman named Aria who loves coffee. Her killjoy father is dead set against his daughter having any kind of caffeinated fun. So he tries to ban her from the drink.

The cantata features soprano Leah Cummins, along with tenor Jonny Michel and baritone Andy Greenwood. Complimentary gourmet coffee will be served at intermission.

The Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 is famous among the trumpet community for its difficulty.

After searching for a trumpeter in Alberta, Washington, Victoria, and Vancouver, Dyck located UBC trumpet professor Martin Berinbaum, who agreed to perform the concerto.

Berinbaum has performed over 850 concerts with 75 orchestras around the world, and one of his CDs is in the presidential collection at the White House.

Toccata and Fugue will be performed by Ellen Wang, the organist for First Baptist Church in Vancouver and for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and How Beautiful are the Feet from The Messiah, conducted by Betty-Ann Vroom.

Dyck will perform one movement of Bach’s Concerto in E Major for violin and orchestra.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Trinity Reformed Church (3215 Trethewey St.). Tickets are $20 (plus tax and fee) and are available at House of James or King’s Music.

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