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This show closed on November 21, 2019

About Gloria and Stabat Mater

The unparalleled period-instrument Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and its Choir move from anguish to exultation in this stirring program of Baroque masterworks. Featuring radiant soloists, including “ravishing” countertenor Iestyn Davies (Guardian, U.K.), the OAE begins with Pergolesi’s exquisite Stabat Mater, a profoundly moving portrait of a mother’s agony resolving in melodic grace. The second half moves to Vivaldi’s joyful Gloria, an exuberant hymn of praise with universal resonance.

Sung in Latin with English supertitles.

The Program

Pergolesi: Stabat mater

Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Jonathan Cohen, conductor and harpsichord

Katherine Watson, soprano

Rowan Pierce, soprano (U.S. debut)

Iestyn Davies, countertenor

Run Time

1hr 30min (Inc. Intermission)

Start Date

End Date

A performance of slow-burning, propulsive energy.
Guardian (U.K.)
Ms. Watson brought vocal bloom, emotional depth and beguiling phrasing to her exemplary performance.
New York Times
One of the world’s finest 18th-century-repertoire orchestras.
Classical Source

Alice Tully Hall

1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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