POSTPONED - Vivaldi in the Vines - Palm Sunday Weekend Concerts

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**POSTPONED** Vivaldi in the Vines - Adelaide & Sevenhill

 

POSTPONED UNTIL NOTIFICATION BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT LARGE GATHERINGS ARE ABLE TO OCCUR

After the success of the initial series of Baroque concerts in May 2019, The Valley Arts Trust is pleased to announce the first of a series for 2020.

The Easter Concert will feature The Adelaide Baroque Orchestra playing on original instruments and one of Australia’s leading young singers, the Counter Tenor Max Riebl.

Easter usually means many performances of Handels “Messiah” or one of the Bach passions. However these concerts offer a  very special  magnificent performance of a Haydn masterpiece and a Vivaldi rarity.

Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” was commissioned in 1786 for the Good Friday service at the Oratorio de la Santa Cueva in Cadiz, Spain. As a work specifically designed for a specific time it is rarely heard.  However such was its popularity at the time that Haydn prepared 3 versions, the original full orchestral version, a choral version and a chamber version for sting quartet.  For this rare performance we are pleased to present members of the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra in the latter version.  

To compliment and continue the story of the crucifixion the Haydn will be followed by Vivaldi’s sublime setting of the Stabat Mater with Counter Tenor, Max Riebl as soloist.  The Stabat Mater is one of the most famous medieval religious poems depicting the anguish of Mary at the foot of the cross.  Set by numerous composers over the centuries,  the Vivaldi ranks as his only setting of the text and one of the most beautiful.

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Adelaide Concert

 

St Francis Xavier Cathedral
Wakefield St, Adelaide
POSTPONED


Duration
approximately 90 minutes ( no interval)

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Sevenhill Concert

 

St Aloysius Church
Sevenhill
POSTPONED


Duration
approximately 90 minutes ( no interval)

Max Riebl

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Max has performed around the world with the La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera and Orchestra of the Antipodes, Vienna Kammerorchester, London Handel Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, National Boys Choir, the Song Company and Orchestra Victoria. As a soloist he regularly performs at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Hamer Hall and Sydney’s City Recital Hall. Career highlights include performances at the Vienna Concert House, Musikverein and the Royal Albert Hall as well as a host of incredible cathedrals and churches
across Europe and Australia.

He studied voice with Dermot Tutty in Melbourne and Silvia Purcar in Vienna. He attended middle-school at the Vienna Musikgymnasium. During this time, he sang in the Hofburg Chapel Choir and Clemencic Consort and scored solo performances with the Vienna Chamber Opera. Most recently, he has undertaken a masters of baroque performance at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, with Professor Gerd Türk.
Max’s concert repertoire includes Bach’s Magnificat, Weinachtsoratorium and Johannes Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne and Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus, Stabat Mater and Vestro Principi Divino, Pergolesi’s Salve Regina, Porpora’s il Nascimento Dell Aurora, Monteverdi’s Vespers and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri. He has also played principle operatic roles in Vivaldi’s Farnace and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis.

He has participated in many vocal competitions including the Herald Sun Aria (winner), the IFAC Australian Singing Competition (winner), the Chicago Classical Singer Competition (third place), the London Handel Competition (finalist) and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Arias (winner).

Max regularly features in festivals across Australia including the Adelaide Festival, the Melbourne Cabaret festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

He has curated and written a number of unique, contemporary shows including ‘Hard to Handel,’ ‘the Great Pretender’ and ‘Bach to the Future.’

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