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Occurs on Friday March 14 2025

Approximate running time: 2 hours


All Saints By-The-Sea Anglican Church
110 Park Drive
Salt Spring Island BC

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Salt Spring Baroque is excited to present storyteller, CBC radio host and musician Tom Allen in a show about the life of a young Johann Sebastian Bach. This blend of music, storytelling, and historical research illuminates a little-known period of the composer’s life.

At 20, in his first job and still barely beginning life as a composer, the young JS Bach got into such trouble that the only thing he could do was to walk away. JS Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow takes you along on that trip: a 400 km odyssey to a glittering northern port city with street fights, big business, the father figure he didn’t know he needed and, quite possibly, love. With glorious music from harpist Lori Gemmell, violist Dave Harding, spectacular singer Suzie LeBlanc and storyteller/trombonist Tom Allen, JS Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow brings that troubled young man in from the cold.

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