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Festival 2016: Carmelite Vespers & Vivaldi Gloria - SOLD OUT

Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM
8/5/2016 8:00:00 PM8/5/2016 8:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesFestival 2016: Carmelite Vespers & Vivaldi Gloria At St. Mark's Lutheran Church1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109Website: http://americanbach.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=847608FalseMM/DD/YYYY

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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The Festival opens on August 5, with Jeffrey Thomas conducting the period-instrument experts of ABS and the American Bach Choir in large-scale sacred works from Baroque Italy. By command of the Church, opera was forbidden when George Frideric Handel arrived in Rome in 1707. Undeterred, the young visitor from Hamburg composed elaborate and highly dramatic works for Roman Carmelite Vespers services including his tour-de-force Dixit Dominus for chorus, orchestra, and vocal soloists, and several motets including Saeviat tellus inter rigores, a setting for virtuoso soprano. Meanwhile, in Venice, Antonio Vivaldi was establishing his own lofty standards for church music at the Ospedale della Pietà. Writing for an ensemble of young women virtuoso instrumentalists and singers, his Salve Regina and Gloria are models of the Italian style, which balances poignant expression with fiery virtuosity.

VIVALDI: Salve Regina
VIVALDI: Gloria
HANDEL: Saeviat tellus inter rigores
HANDEL: Nisi Dominus
HANDEL: Dixit Dominus

Mary Wilson soprano ~ Clara Rottsolk soprano ~ Judith Malafronte alto
Kyle Stegall tenor ~ William Sharp baritone
American Bach Soloists & American Bach Choir
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor


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