Vivaldi, Handel, Bach
In this enchanting concert, the Gloria by Vivaldi takes center stage, performed as he himself once intended: with only girl and female voices. The human voice is sometimes considered the most beautiful instrument of all. It can complain, plead, rave, rant and cry; it can be warm and cold, full of compassion or detached. Even without words, the human voice knows how to touch you.
Countertenor Maarten Engeltjes and rising baroque star Elisabeth Hetherington bring stunning vocal jewels. They perform them with the National Women's Youth Choir and baroque ensemble PRJCT Amsterdam. You will hear sadness from the pen of Carissimi, an ode to light by Handel, comforting cantatas by Bach and the radiant Gloria by Vivaldi. Extraordinary, because it Gloria is rarely performed in this setting.
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)
Eternal source of light divine from the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (aria for alto)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV 51 (cantata for soprano)
Wie furchtsam wankten meine Schritte from BWV 33 (aria for alto)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Gloria R. 589
Maarten Engeltjes countertenor & conducting
Elisabeth Hetherington soprano
National Women's Youth Choir