• Le Concert Spirituel © Eric Manas
    Le Concert Spirituel © Eric Manas
  • Le Concert Spirituel © Librairie Mollat
    Le Concert Spirituel © Librairie Mollat
  • Vivaldi / Campra © Le Concert Spirituel
    Vivaldi / Campra © Le Concert Spirituel

Sunday 22 October 2017, 5pm
Cathédrale de Pontoise
With the Festival baroque de Pontoise

Monday 30 April 2018, 8pm
Victoria Hall, Genève (Suisse)

Saturday 26 May 2018, 8pm
Concertgebouw de Bruges

 

Program

Antonio Lucio VIVALDI 
Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro RV 169
Domine ad adjuvendum me festina RV 593
Psaume 121 Laetatus sum
Psaume 113 In exitu Israel
Magnificat RV 610 en sol mineur

Intermission

Ouverture de l’Incoronazione di Dario RV 719
Psaume 147 Lauda Jerusalem
Gloria per l’ospedale RV 589 en ré majeur

Female choir

1h30 with interval

The program has been recorded by Alpha Classics in 2015.

Gloria & Magnificat by Vivaldi

Famous virtuoso violinist, and the author of over 500 instrumental concertos, sacred choral works and over 40 operas, Vivaldi wrote a lot of master pieces for the Ospedale della Pietà, a religious institution where young orphan or abandoned girls received a musical education, among which the Gloria RV 589 is one of his most beloved ones.

"Vivaldi is simply overwhelming. To approach his music is a bit like going to a yoga class: sometimes we are reluctant to go there but in the end, we are immersed in the greatest jubilation. After decades of looking at it, I'm still not tired of it." Hervé Niquet

Thus, Vivaldi benefited from the extraordinary opportunity to have one of the better venetian ensembles, and it is for these young girls that he composed his famous Gloria. Before the Gloria, Hervé Niquet chose to present Vivaldi’s Magnificat as well as three psalms: Laetatus sum, In exitu Israel, and Lauda Jerusalem.
During the concert, Vivaldi's scors will be given with equal voices, only for a female choir "en chapelle" - a vrey common way in the Baroque period.