Being Present in God’s Presence
Vivaldi’s “Gloria” presented by the Chancel Choir
October 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a truly memorable evening as the Chancel Choir presents Vivaldi’s Gloria. This short summary perfectly outlines the uplifting nature of the music:
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. The opening movement is a joyous chorus, with trumpet and oboe obligato. Today Vivaldi is one of the most popular of all composers, who during his lifetime enjoyed considerable success and fortune. For two centuries after his death, the Gloria lay undiscovered until the late 1920s, when it was found buried among a pile of forgotten Vivaldi manuscripts. This, his most famous choral piece, presents the traditional Gloria from the Latin Mass in twelve varied cantata-like sections.
Royal Free Singers