Coronavirus

In the light of government advice regarding the current coronavirus epidemic, The Lea Singers has come to the conclusion that it must cancel the Vivaldi Squared concert scheduled for Saturday 21 March. All ticket monies will be refunded in full.

Thank you for your current and continued support.

Five members of the Lea Singers choir walking along the driveway of Academy St Albans in 2019

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 instrumentalists 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 with a short introduction starting the concert at 7.30pm.

Tickets

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

In person:

  • Thorns, 3 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RT map
  • Platform Wines, Harpenden Station AL5 4SP map

By phone: 07939 366283

Venue

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

Programme

Pre-concert talk Victoria Longdon with Lindsay Kemp

Vivaldi Jubilate RV639
Vivaldi Gloria RV 588
Bach Lobet Den Herrn BWV 230
Monteverdi Lasciatemi Morire
Bach Organ Concerto BWV 593
Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Vivaldi Gloria RV 589

Lea Singers
Conductor Victoria Longdon
Organ Hilary Punnett