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Vivaldi and Pergolesi: Sacred Baroque

Our Rising Stars of the Enlightenment star in a concert featuring three beautiful Baroque masterpieces by Italian composers.
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire Music Centre £18 - £36 Book now

Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D minor
Vivaldi Gloria, RV589

Steven Devine director and harpsichord
Rising Stars of the Enlightenment
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe

In the Baroque era, Italy produced stunning sacred choral music that lifts the soul and still resonates through the ages.

Our Rising Stars of the Enlightenment join us to perform the most exquisite examples.

Written just days before he died aged just 26, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater is beautiful and melancholic.

The most popular piece of its time, it was celebrated by Jean-Jacques Rousseau as ‘the most perfect and most touching to have come from the pen of any musician’.

In contrast, Vivaldi’s Gloria is inspiring and celebratory.

Written for the all-female choir of a Venetian orphanage, it boasts an almost universally sunny sound-world and Vivaldi’s trademark invigorating melodies.