Rinaldo Alessandrini guest director and organ soloist
Krisztina Szabó mezzo-soprano
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
“For sheer attention to and imaginative conception of programmatic detail, Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano are peerless” — Classics Today
“Krisztina Szabó’s voice is a burnished joy… and her presence onstage is luminous”
— The Globe and Mail
Experience sacred music bursting with brilliance and invention, directed by one of Italy’s leading baroque specialists.
Vivaldi’s effervescent spirit infuses this concert of sacred choral music that wraps up our 2020/21 season. Vivaldi’s bracing, irresistible sound is forever associated with his birthplace — the city of Venice, with its shimmering palaces, imposing churches, and meandering canals.
Conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini, the founder of Concerto Italiano and a standard-bearer of Italian baroque style, these choral selections radiate freshness and inventive verve. Join us as we unearth such buried treasures as “the other” Gloria RV 588, which packs as much ingenuity and intensity as its better-known cousin.