Italian baroque concerts - Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands
In this Italian baroque concert, listen to the pure beauty of Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and the exciting vigour of Gloria by Vivaldi. Two internationally renowned soloists will bring this to audiences in three superb venues in the Netherlands.
The voices of Siberian soprano Olga Zinovieva and Dutch countertenor Sytse Buwalda offer a wide spectrum of emotions and guarantee a sophisticated implementation of this intimate composition. Buwalda provides enormous empathy in Stabat Mater, the story about the grief of Holy Mary, with his unique velvet sound.
During this concert, the musicians and singers from the Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands will perform Vivaldi's Gloria: fast and cheerful parts will be interspersed by slow, solemn passages. The whole programme will be conducted in a special, inspiring way by Pieter Jan Leusink.
Listen to superb soloists with orchestra
The performers are Olga Zinovieva, soprano; Sytse Buwalda, countertenor and Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor, along with The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands.
Experience a dazzling performance of this celebrated work with the finest voices from the baroque world of music and an orchestra of international specialists, playing on period instruments. By playing these authentic Baroque instruments, along with first-rate vocal singing quality, the joint forces create a graceful, transparent sound.
Conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink, The Bach Choir and Orchestra of the Netherlands regularly performs many of the mainstays of the Baroque repertoire, such as the Bach Passions, Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Pieter Jan Leusink is a Dutch conductor, specialised in the music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Faure and Vivaldi. He has made some critically-acclaimed recordings and in 2004 he was honoured with the Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
Italian baroque concert programme
The concert programme consists of two true gems of the Italian Baroque era:
- Stabat Mater by Pergolesi
- Gloria by Vivaldi
- Leiden, Marekerk, Friday, January 24, 7.30pm
- Utrecht, Janskerk, Saturday, January 25, 3pm
- Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, January 26, 2.15pm
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