Vivaldi's Gloria - Domine Deus

Arwen Myers, Debra Nagy

Vivaldi's Gloria - Domine Deus
Vivaldi's Gloria - Laudamus Te
Excerpts from Vivaldi - Venetian Women
Early Music Vancouver

Festive Cantatas

Sat Dec 23 2017 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

Monica Huggett, music director

Celebrate the holidays with a new perspective on some old favourites. The Ospedale della Pietà is the orphanage for girls in Venice where Vivaldi was hired in 1703 as a violin teacher and then later as maestro de’ concerti. Many people do not realize that iconic works like his Gloria and Magnificat, which are now usually sung by mixed voice choirs, were originally written for his own all-female ensemble singing even the lowest parts. Join beloved violinist Monica Huggett as she leads readings of these joyful works as they were originally heard, performed entirely by women.


Laetatus Sum RV 607
choir (soprano 1 & 2, alto 1& 2), strings & continuo

Concerto for Oboe and Trumpet in D major  RV 563
oboe, trumpet, strings & continuo

Magnificat RV 610 – Version 1
choir (soprano 1 & 2, alto 1 & 2), strings & continuo


Concerto for Oboe and Violin in B flat major RV 548
oboe, violin, strings & continuo

Gloria RV 589
choir (soprano 1 & 2, alto 1 & 2), trumpet, oboe, strings & continuo


Sat Dec 23 2017 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall