Coro Juvenil e Orquestra Juvenil de Cordas da AMACMusic
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Free admission, subject to availability (580 seats)
Largo de São Domingos
Metro: Rossio (Green Line), Restauradores (Blue Line)
Bus: 711, 714, 732, 736, 737, 746, 759, 760, 783
Tram: 12, 15, 25
Gloria is the best-known sacred work by Antonio Vivaldi, the “Red Priest” who was one of the most important composers of the Baroque period. Written around 1715 for the Ospedale della Pietá in Venice (an institution that took in orphans and provided them with a first-class musical education), it uses the traditional words of Gloria from the Latin Mass in twelve numbers for the choir, orchestra, and three vocal soloists. In its 65th anniversary, the Academia Musical dos Amigos das Crianças will also be performing Concerto da Chiesa in B minor by Evaristo Felice dall’Abaco, an Italian composer who spent a large part of his career in the service of the Prince-elector of Bavaria and was influenced by Corelli and Vivaldi.
The venue for this concert will be the Igreja de São Domingos (Church of St. Dominic). Founded in the 13th century, it has links to the Inquisition, was the setting for Portuguese Independence conspiracies in 1640, was damaged by all the Lisbon earthquakes, especially the one of 1755, and was completely gutted by the great fire of 1958. It was the first Dominican church in Lisbon and having undergone several modifications over the centuries, it clearly displays the marks left by its history.
Concerto da Chiesa em si menor op. 2 nº 8, Evaristo Felice dall’Abaco
Gloria em ré maior, Antonio Vivaldi
Alexandre Delgado, Musical Director
João Barros, Choir Conductor
Inês Lopes, Soprano I
Markéta Chumová, Soprano II
Maria de Fátima Nunes, Contralto
Coro Juvenil da AMAC
Orquestra Juvenil de Cordas da AMAC