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Phoenix Choir Concert

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Phoenix Choir Concert

Sun 11 April at 4:00 pm

Vivaldi: Gloria e Magnificat

Phoenix Choir Blue Mountains will present two of Vivaldi’s best known choral works in a concert celebrating the great master composer of the Italian baroque. Musical director Rowen Fox will conduct the choir accompanied by the accomplished Kanimbla Quartet. These works combine dramatic choral fanfares with intricate solo movements, including duets for two soprano soloists.

Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire, in which joyous choruses such as the opening Gloria and the uplifting Domine Fili unigenite contrast with the pained chromaticism of Et in terra pax hominibus, and the beautiful soprano solo with oboe obbligato, Domine Deus, Rex coelestis. This work pairs wonderfully with the finely wrought Magnificat to give a feast of Vivaldi’s choral music in a program which will also include an instrumental work performed by the quartet with Janette Norcott as continuo.

The concert is in the magnificent Hoskins Uniting Church in Lithgow. This iconic stone church in the gothic perpendicular style set in autumnal Sorensen gardens is an idyllic setting and fabulous accoustic for the Vivaldi, as well as being a large venue where we can practice our Covid safe plan.


Sun 11 April
4:00 pm
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Hoskins Memorial Church
43 Bridge Street
Lithgow, 2790 NSW Australia
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Lithgow region


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