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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Porpora, Vivaldi

Live from St John's, Smith Square in London, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment plays music by Vivaldi and Porpora with Oxford-based choir Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi.

Live from St John's Smith Square in London, introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

The first of two concerts from the London Festival of Baroque Music. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment plays music by Vivaldi and Porpora, joined by the Oxford-based choir Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi, an all-women choir which specialises in recreating the sound of the female orphanage choir that Vivaldi composed for.

Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, RV 595
Vivaldi: Clarae stellae, scintillate, RV 625
Vivaldi: In exitu Israel, RV 604
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major for violin, strings and continuo 'a due cori', RV 582, 'per la Santissima Assontione di Maria Vergine'

INTERVAL

Porpora: Laetatus sum
Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630
Vivaldi - Gloria, RV 589

Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Kati Debretzeni (violin/director)

The London Festival of Baroque Music is a new festival founded this year, continuing the legacy of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, which ended in 2014 after 30 successful years. The theme of the festival is Women in Baroque Music, and it embraces music by women composers as well as pieces written for or about women. Vivaldi composed many of his choral pieces, including his celebrated Gloria, for the Pio Ospedale della Pietà (Devout Hospital of Mercy) in Venice, where he worked over a thirty year period. Their all-female choir clearly included women who could manage the choral bass parts, as does tonight's choir, the Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi.

This is the first of two live broadcasts from the London Festival of Baroque Music - on Tuesday the Choir of Westminster Abbey and St James's Baroque are conducted by James O'Donnell in Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 May 2015 19:30

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Dixit Dominus RV 595

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Kati Debretzeni.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Clarae stellae scintillate RV 625

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Kati Debretzeni.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    In exitu Israel RV 604

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Kati Debretzeni.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D maj RV 582

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Kati Debretzeni.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Silenzio nocivo

    Ensemble: Orlando di Lasso Ensemble.
    • Thorofon.
  • √Člisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Pieces in G

    Performer: Karen Flint.
    • PLECTRA.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Laetatus sum

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Kati Debretzeni.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV 630

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Kati Debretzeni.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria RV 589

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Kati Debretzeni.

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