Antonio Lucio Vivaldi composed this Gloria in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage for girls (or more probably a home, generously endowed by the girls’ “anonymous” fathers, for the illegitimate daughters of Venetian noblemen and their mistresses). The wonderfully sunny nature of the Gloria, with its distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all of Vivaldi’s music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal.
Also performing Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir & Handel’s Acis & Galatea
Sunday 19th June
Christopher Lee College, Wellington College
Tickets £12 (£2 Students)
Box Office 01344 778185