Ensemble Caprice (MONTREAL)
Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec
In the early years of the eighteenth century, music lovers from all over Europe traveled to Venice to hear performances by orphan girls in the Ospedale della Pietà. Among the greatest of the works performed in the Ospedale were Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Gloria, performed on this occasion by female voices alone, as originally intended by the composer. The program also features the Concerto for Two Recorders and Strings, RV 535.
Following the success of last season’s Easter Oratorio concert, there will be a vocal workshop on the day of the concert and attendees and the audience will be invited to join in on two of the works’ chorale movements.
The music making by Ensemble Caprice was first rate. – New York Times
Tickets $41; 10% discount for seniors & members; youth and students FREE at the door.