Vivaldi Vespers
Ensemble Gombert & Accademia Arcadia at St Ambrose Church

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Templeton Street, Woodend, Vic 3442
St Ambrose Church

Antonio Vivaldi

Deus in adjutorium (RV593)
Dixit Dominus (RV595)
Laudate pueri (RV602)
Confitebor (RV596)
Beatus vir (RV597)
Lauda Jerusalem (RV609)
Magnificat (RV610)

Antonio Vivaldi, known in his day as “the Red Priest” (on account of his red hair), is known in our day mainly as the composer of 500-odd concertos, especially those called The Four Seasons. But he was also a prolific composer of church music, of which a splendid Gloria is the only piece to have achieved superstar status in our time. Much of his Vespers music awaits discovery by the larger musical public. For the opening and closing items we have only a single setting, but for the five intervening psalms we have to choose from an embarrassment of riches: for example, there are three wonderful settings of Dixit Dominus, of which only one must be selected. Most pieces are being performed for the first time in Australia.

Katherine Norman, soprano
Kristy Biber, soprano
Christopher Roache, alto
Daniel Thomson, tenor
Jerzy Kozlowski, bass
Ensemble Gombert & Accademia Arcadia
directed by John O’Donnell

Tickets $50 full / $45 conc / $25 child
Please note this concert is 2 hours with short interval

Supported by the SR Stoneman Foundation, the Robert Salzer Foundation and Henkell Brothers