A Baroque Italian Christmas

December 13 – 18, 2019
St. Mark's on Capitol Hill

Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holidays with Vivaldi's beloved Gloria in D, RV589. Written around 1715, the piece was first performed by the all-female choir and orchestra of the Ospedale della Pietà, composed entirely of young women and directed by Vivaldi himself. Other seasonal music from the Italian High Baroque includes Alessandro Scarlatti's Christmas Cantata ("O di Betlemme altera, povertà venturosa") and Corelli's magnificent Christmas ConcertoWith string orchestra, oboe, trumpet, and treble choir.

In association with University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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