classical music

Vivaldi and Pergolesi: Sacred Baroque

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Iestyn Davies stars in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s concert featuring three beautiful Baroque masterpieces by Italian composers.

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

Iestyn Davies and Katherine Watson join the OAE 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.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Katherine Watson soprano
Rowan Pierce soprano
Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Repertoire

Pergolesi: Stabat mater
Interval
Albinoni: Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op.9 No.2
Vivaldi: Gloria

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Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£10 - £75
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 6 events (20% discount); 7 – 8 events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.

Related events
There is a pre-concert talk with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment chief executive Crispin Woodhead at 6pm in Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer.