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The Sixteen presents 'Vivaldi Gloria!'

Friday 2nd February 2018, 7.30 pm

The centrepiece of The Sixteen’s 2018 choir & orchestra tour is Vivaldi’s Gloria – one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works and a joyful hymn of praise with moments ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness. Composed in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, its wonderfully sunny nature and distinctive melodies and rhythms gives it an immediate and universal appeal. Bach was a fierce admirer of Vivaldi’s work, and his extraordinarily inventive Mass in G major complements the Gloria perfectly.


The Sixteen choir & orchestra

Harry Christophers conductor


Vivaldi Sinfonia from La Dorilla RV 709

Bach Mass in G major BWV 236

Handel Overture from Esther (1st version)

Handel The Lord our enemy has slain from Esther

Vivaldi Gloria in D major RV 589

Tickets £28-£15, available from the National Centre for Early Music Box Office 01904 658338 or online