Tom Allen & Friends

2024fri09aug7:30 pmTom Allen & Friends J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow7:30 pm GET TICKETSMORE INFOEvent TypeMusic,Storytelling/Spoken Word,Theatre


(Friday) 7:30 pm



Event Details

In 1705, the 20 year-old JS Bach walked 400 km north, away from a messy work situation and toward musical enlightenment and, quite possibly, love. 

King’s Theatre welcomes TOM ALLEN & FRIENDS back to our stage for ‘JS Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow’, a narrated performance accompanied by music. About the show, CBC Radio host Tom Allen writes that it “…is a coming-of-age-story about a hot-headed, small-town orphan who narrowly avoided committing murder, turned his back on a perfectly good job and walked 400 kilometres north to find love, fulfillment, and the father figure he didn’t know he needed.” The 20 year-old’s trek to the sophisticated port city of Lubeck was a four-month odyssey, a memorable coming-of-age trip that musical storyteller Tom Allen takes you along for a tale of sword fights, big business, and a glittering Christmas romance.

Enjoy the journey with the brilliant musicianship of harpist Lori Gemmell, violinist Mark Fewer, bassist and gambist Joe Phillips, and virtuoso vocalist Suba Sankaran.

Program to include: 

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    /Paraphrased by: Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
    Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin |  BWV 1006: Gavotte (arr. Lori Gemmell)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Chorale Prelude: Wachet Auf (arr. Lori Gemmell)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Harpsichord in E Major: II. Allegro
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Goldberg Variations |  BWV 988: 1stvariation (arr. Lori Gemmell)

“Narrated by the inimitable CBC personality Tom Allen, a pivotal episode in the early life of well-known composer JS Bach was explored through fact and imagination… Allen likened historical references to stars in the sky – pinpoints which we can connect with lines creating what happened, what might have happened – or even what ought to have happened! Each of the musician’s innate musicianship, indisputable skill and obvious love of their craft combined to create subtle artistry and sheer magic… A singular pleasure from beginning to end.” – Valley Concert Society (BC) – November 2023

TICKETS: $40 Adults/ $10 Youth  HST additional

Thank you to our official show sponsor, HOLTZ PRIVATE MORTGAGES.






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