Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: Vivaldi’s Gloria and other baroque masterworks
Performed by: Mayfield Festival Choir
Promoted by: Mayfield Festival
Time: Sunday, 19 November 2017, at 7:30pm
Place: St Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield
Description: Mayfield Festival Choir conducted by Jeremy Summerly

Sunday 19 November 2017, 7.30 pm
St Dunstan's Church, Mayfield

With Mayfield Baroque and soloists

Magnificat RV 610 - Antonio Vivaldi
Beatus vir SV 268 - Claudio Monteverdi
Machet die Tore weit TWV 1: 1074 - Georg Philip Telemann
Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV 630 - Antonio Vivaldi
Gloria RV 589 - Antonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi was a red-haired, asthmatic priest, who died in poverty. While JS Bach admired Vivaldi for his originality and striking sonorities, Vivaldi’s music fell into obscurity within a few years of the composer’s death, and it remained largely unheard by audiences throughout the 19th century. Now, of course, even a visit to a petrol station isn’t complete without seeing Vivaldi’s music on sale. The Gloria and the Magnificat are justifiably Vivaldi’s most frequently performed choral works, and the sublime opening movement of the Soprano cantata Nulla in mundo pax sincera has become equally well known because of its poignant use in the closing credits of the powerful 1996 film Shine, about the life and work of British-trained Australian concert pianist David Helfgott.

In this Baroque feast, the choir and young soloists perform alongside period instruments, Vivaldi’s music is supported by that of Telemann and Monteverdi. Monteverdi was the finest composer of the early 17th century and Beatus vir was written for the spectacular surroundings of St Mark’s in Venice, where Monteverdi was Director of Music for three decades. Telemann wrote his cantata Machet die Tore weit almost a century later as an ambitious young composer in Frankfurt. This concert celebrates the glories of the German and Italian Baroque and by turns makes feet tap and tugs at the heartstrings.

Eloise Irving (soprano)
Eleanor Rose Sanderson-Nash (soprano)
Beth Moxon (alto)
Joel Williams (tenor)
Harry Thatcher (bass)

Tickets: Tickets
Available from 6 October 2017
Ticket cost £24 (centre aisle), £20 (rear centre aisle) and £10 (all side aisles, unreserved).

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