Tue. 19 Dec. 2017

7: 30 PM // Bastyr University Chapel

Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project

Venetian Women: Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat

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Celebrate the holidays with a new perspective on some old favorites. Vivaldi worked at the Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage for girls in Venice, as a violin teacher and then later as maestro de’ concerti. Many people do not realize that iconic works like his Gloria and Magnificat, which are now usually sung by mixed voice choirs, were originally written for his own women’s ensemble singing even the lowest parts. Beloved violinist Monica Huggett leads readings of these masterworks as they were originally heard, performed by an all-female orchestra, soloists, and chorus. Seattle Girls Choir joins the ensemble for this joyous celebration!

Read the program notes to learn more about Vivaldi and his work at the Ospedale della Pietà.

Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project is a partnership between Early Music Vancouver, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Seattle, and Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria).

"Monica Huggett has few rivals in the baroque-violin world where sweetness of tone is concerned." -Gramophone



2 hours with one intermission

All pieces on this program are by Antonio Vivaldi

Laetatus Sum, RV 607
Concerto for Oboe and Trumpet in D major, RV 563
Magnificat, RV 610 - Version 1
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in B flat major, RV 548
Gloria, RV 589

Concertmaster, Director

Monica Huggett


Chloe Meyers, violin
Linda Melsted, violin
Christi Meyers, violin
Angela Malmberg, violin
Chloe Kim, violin
Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais, violin
Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, violin
Mieka Michaux, viola
Joanna Hood, viola
Beiliang Zhu, cello
Marina Hasselberg, cello
Natalie Mackie, violone
Debra Nagy, oboe
Katrina Russell, bassoon
Deborah Fox, lute
Kris Kwapis, trumpet
Christina Hutten, organ


Emily Cheung, soprano I
Margaret Obenza, soprano I
Arwen Myers, soprano I
Kathleen Allan, soprano II
Cassie Webster, soprano II
Jane Long, soprano II
Laura Beckel Thoreson, alto I
Debi Wong, alto I
Christina Stelmakovich, alto I
Vicki St. Pierre, alto II
Liz Hamel, alto II
Laura Pudwell, alto II

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