Vivaldi Concert for a Pandemic at LCPC!
Sunday, March 14th at 2 PM
Antonio Vivaldi, that prolific composer of early 18th century Venice composed his most famous choral work for the choral and instrumental students of the Venice school for foundlings, orphans and indigent children where he served as music director. After his lifetime the work was lost and remained hidden in a box in the Milan City Library until the 1930s, when a custodian found it, along with many other Vivaldi works, in a back corner. The Gloria is a work on a grand scale, including 12 short movements with many contrasts in tempo, key, scoring and musical style. It also conspicuously uses both oboe and trumpet as obbligato instruments in addition to the traditional complement of strings and organ continuo.
This uniquely moving cantata will be presented in a broadcast concert by the La Canada Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. Follow this link to watch: live.lacanadapc.org
The concert features the La Canada Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Jack Lantz, with featured soloists Rebecca Sjöwall, soprano, Kelly Brown, soprano, and Kimberly Poli, contralto. The concert will be preceded by a short introduction to Vivaldi and his music given by Jack Lantz, LCPC’s Director of Music & Worship Arts. The concert recording was produced in a reconfigured LCPC chancel and sanctuary with everyone wearing masks to the extent possible, and practicing social distancing and health guidelines.
The March 14 broadcast will include, in addition to the performance, a lecture by LCPC’s Director of Music & Worship Arts, Jack Lantz, discussing the history of the Venetian school and the specific work.
La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. Worship services are streamed live on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. (traditional style) and 11 a.m. (contemporary style).
Vivaldi Concert Sunday, March 14 at 2 PM