Early Music Vancouver: Festive Cantatas

Date(s) - December 23, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

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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


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