• 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



Mass Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Antonio Lucio VIVALDI 
Psaume 121 Laetatus sum
Psaume 113 In exitu Israel
Magnificat RV 610 in G minor
Psaume 147 Lauda Jerusalem
Gloria per l’ospedale RV 589 in D Major

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.

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.

Before these well-known works by Vivaldi, Le Concert Spirituel presents a rare and remarkable mass by André Campra published in 1699.