Vivaldi: Magnificat RV 610 in G minor
Saturday 3rd December 2022
Flagship Choral Workshop
VENUE & TIME
St Mary's Church, Battersea, SW11 3NA
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Magnificat RV 610
Antonio Vivaldi is chiefly known for works such as his setting of the Gloria, and the four violin concertos Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons). As a virtuosic violinist, a Roman Catholic priest, and composer at the girls' orphanage, Ospedale della Pieta, there is so much more to this composer, often stuck in the shadow of these famous works. He left us with a vast array of instrumental music, operas and sacred cantatas. Amongst these are two versions of the Magnificat, RV 610 and 611. The Magnificat – or Song of Mary – remains a very evocative text for composers, not least during Christmastide. Join us on this festive occasion to explore the original and sonorous 610 version. In 1792, composer Ernst Ludwig Gerber wrote of Vivaldi that "the rosary never left his hand except when he picked up the pen to write an opera".
Scott Inglis-Kidger Director
Ghislaine Morgan Associate Musical Director
You are kindly requested to purchase your own score for this workshop. We are using the Ricordi 610a-611 edition which can by purchased on Musicroom here.
No refunds will be available for any reason (including illness) for cancellations received ten days or fewer before the workshop. Workshop places are limited and, in the event of a client asking to cancel their place, refunds can only be offered if there is a waiting list for the relevant voice-part, and another client from the waiting list accepts the place.