Lea Singers at Academy St Albans

Vivaldi Squared

Saturday 21 March 2020, 7:00pm

Not many people know that Vivaldi wrote at least three settings of the text Gloria In Excelsis Deo, and that only two survived: RV 588 (rarely heard) and RV 589 (the famous one). Placing selected movements of each mass side-by-side in the same concert, The Lea Singers and professional strings and soloists explore the differences between the two works, to try and understand why they have experienced such vastly different histories. BBC Baroque expert Lindsay Kemp helps set the context in a pre-concert talk at 7pm, before the concert start at 7.30pm.


Tickets £15 (£7 under-18s). 20% discount for Lea Singers Friends

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St. Nicholas Church, Church Green, Harpenden, AL5 2TP  map


Vivaldi Gloria RV 588
JS Bach Lobet Den Herrn BWV 230
Monteverdi Lasciatemi Morire
JS Bach Organ Concerto in A minor BWV 593
Vivaldi Gloria RV 589

Lea Singers
Conductor Victoria Longdon

Vivaldi Squared

Saturday 21 March

Both of the Vivaldi Glorias, plus motets by Scarlatti, Bach and Monteverdi

St. Nicholas Church, Harpenden

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