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Christ Church Cathedral and the Emily Carr String Quartet are pleased to announce Portraits, a lineup of in-person concerts this fall at the cathedral. The Emily Carr String Quartet, now in its 15th Season, will present such musical masterpieces as Schubert's Death and the Maiden, Shostakovich 8th Quartet, Brahms Clarinet Quintet and contemporary works by Caroline Shaw and Jared Miller. Through social distancing, limited seating and repeat performances, Portraits will offer the community an opportunity to once again attend a concert in-person and to experience the power of live music.

Just as with the Summer Recital Series, there will be two showings with limited seatings at 4.00 pm and 7.30pm for each program. The 7.30 pm concerts will also stream only on our Facebook page and the Cathedral website.

Death does not mean Death" Saturday, September 19, 2020 Times: 4.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Composed in 1824, Franz Schubert’s String Quartet no. 14 in D minor is a pillar of the quartet repertoire. Schubert’s song provides both the quartet’s title and the theme of its second movement. To the maiden’s pleas of “Pass me by! Go, fierce man of bones!” comes Death’s reply: “I am a friend and come not to punish. Softly shall you sleep in my arms.” Hugo Wolf’s charming Italian Serenade provides some light relief.


4.00 p.m.

7.30 p.m.