Summer of Vivaldi, Friday 2nd June 2023
The Guinness Choir and orchestra, under the direction of Ciarán Kelly, will present its Summer of Vivaldi Concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 2 on Friday, 2nd June 2023 at 7.30p.m. Doors open: 7.00p.m.
Book your place: https://guinnesschoir.eventbrite.ie Ticket prices €20 and €30, unreserved seating.
The Guinness Choir completes its 2022-23 Season with a joyful programme of sacred and secular music by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).
One of the greatest of the Baroque composers, Vivaldi, born in Venice, had an enormous musical output and his influence across Europe was widespread. His accessible, lively compositions are still greatly loved worldwide. This programme displays multiple permutations of solo voices, choir and orchestra of which Vivaldi was a master. His Gloria composed between 1713-17, was lost for over two hundred years until rediscovered in 1939. The Magnificat is a wonder of choral and orchestral power, brimming with light and drama. The performance of Summer, the second concerto from the Four Seasons, a glowing tribute to life-giving nature, will be led by the outstanding violinist Lynda O’Connor.
The Guinness choir is particularly delighted to feature soloists from the Music Conservatoire of TUDublin. Come and enjoy some of Ireland’s very best young emerging vocal talent.
Speaking about the concert Ciarán Kelly, Music Director of The Guinness Choir, said:
“Vivaldi is absolutely one of the most influential baroque composers – his music was adapted by many, from Bach to Haydn – and his programmatic style inspired the likes of Beethoven and the French Romantic composers. It is a testament to his genius that his music sounds as invigorating today as it did three hundred years ago in the churches of Vicenza, Venice and Mantua,”
Tickets (inc booking fee): €30 Premium and €20 available on Eventbrite.ie.
All seating unreserved. Limited Door sales (Card only).
For more Information:
Eva Acton, Marketing, The Guinness Choir.