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Gloria in D major, RV589 1994Dundee Choral Union

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Vivaldi's popular Gloria in D, like the rest of his output, was unknown to modern ears until the time of the Second World War, since when it has become deservedly popular with choirs and audiences alike.

Its twelve movements are quite short, so it only makes up part of an evening's entertainment. On this occasion the orchestra was suitably augmented with a gloomy wind section while soprano and alto soloists were joined by a tenor and bass for an excellent performance of Mozart's Requiem after the interval.

The most notable feature of what was a thoroughly enjoyable performance of the Vivaldi was the local debut of the young mezzo Sarah Connolly, on the threshold of a major international career, which, sadly, did not bring her to Scotland with any frequency.

Performance DatesGloria in D major, RV589 1994

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Caird Hall | Dundee

11 Dec, 19.30

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