On April 27th, the Mid-Wessex Singers and Orchestra perform a programme of music to include Vivaldi’s Gloria, John Rutter’s Requiem and Pachelbel’s famous Canon in D. The concert will be held in St Mary’s Church, Huish Episcopi cum Langport, an atmospheric Grade I listed building, only a few miles from Somerton, and will feature Naomi McLeod-Jones (soprano) and Stephen Harvey (countertenor).
Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria (RV 589), composed around the year 1716, is his most popular sacred work, instantly recognisable due to its opening octave leaps. Vivaldi portrays the joyful semantics of the Gloria with energetic musical writing, but contrasts the more reverential lines with sustained and beautiful phrases.
John Rutter’s Requiem uses all the colours of the chamber orchestra, as well as a large vocal spectrum, to evoke the serenity of the Requiem.
More information and tickets are available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/492131630844262/