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The Sixteen: Vivaldi Gloria
The Sixteen: Vivaldi Gloria
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  • Beverley Early Music Festival: A European Grand Tour 24th - 27th May 2018
  • The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers: Vivialdi, Bach & Handel
  • The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers conductor

    Vivaldi Sinfonia from La Dorilla RV 709                           
    Bach Mass in G major BWV 236                 
    Handel Overture from Esther (1st version)
    Vivaldi Gloria in D major RV 589

    The centrepiece of The Sixteen’s 2018 choir and orchestra tour is Vivaldi’s Gloria – one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works and a joyful hymn of praise, with moments ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness. Composed in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, its wonderfully sunny nature and distinctive melodies and rhythms gives it an immediate and universal appeal. Bach was a fierce admirer of Vivaldi’s work, and his extraordinarily inventive Mass in G major complements the Gloria perfectly.

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