Vivaldi in the Vines - Palm Sunday Weekend Concerts

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Vivaldi in the Vines - Adelaide & Sevenhill

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
Friday April 3 at 7.30pm


Duration
approximately 90 minutes ( no interval)

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Sevenhill Concert

 

St Aloysius Church
Sevenhill
Saturday 4 April 7.30pm (special candlelight performance)
Sunday 5 April 2.30pm


Duration
approximately 90 minutes ( no interval)

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