We often turn our heads to Bach for the great masterpieces of the Baroque, but let’s not forget about Vivaldi. His Gloria is compact but has it all – from superhuman, majestic euphoria and elusive mystery, to the most down-to-earth of human emotions. Bach cantates, Carrissimi, and Händel lead this program towards Vivaldi.
The rapidly rising PRJCT Amsterdam is a young Baroque ensemble lead by countertenor Maarten Engeltjes. Soprano Elisabeth Hetherington is also making a name for herself, playing both Baroque and contemporary music at de Doelen this season. PRJCT Amsterdam played at de Doelen before, together with Andreas Scholl.
Carissimi Plorate filii Israel | Händel ‘Eternal source of light divine’ from the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne | Bach Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 | Bach Wie furchtsam wankten meine Schritte, uit BWV 33 | Vivaldi Gloria, rv. 589
Maarten Engeltjes countertenor & conductor | Elisabeth Hetherington soprano | Netherlands Female Youth Choir | PRJCT Amsterdam baroque orchestra