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Sheepscot Valley Chorus celebrates its 35th season with their Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 13th, at 2:00 pm., at New Harbor Methodist Church. Featured on the program is the Vivaldi Gloria, which will feature soprano Nina Tilander, with soprano Linda Blomquist and alto Sarah Highland.
Composed in 1715, the beautifully sunny character of Vivaldi’s Gloria, with its varied and exciting themes, has given the work timeless universal appeal. Yet the piece was undiscovered for two centuries after the composer’s death, until it was found among others of his manuscripts in the late 1920s, finally restored to its original version in 1957 when it received its first modern day performance and leapt to popularity with performers and audiences alike.
Soloists will also join the Chorus for the second half, which includes John Rutter’s lyrical What Sweeter Music, works by Keith Francis, Mary Did You Know with bass soloist Frank Orlando, and traditional carols such as Winter Wonderland and I’ll Be Home for Christmas. The second half of the concert will feature special guest, wunderkind accompanist Richard Kinney. This special performance commemorates the Coastal Chorale’s first concert thirty years ago, which also featured the Vivaldi Gloria under the baton of founding director Nat Weston, and is a gift to the community, with a free will offering.
Sheepscot Chorus is lead by director Linda Blanchard and accompanist Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. For more information, please visit our website at sheepscotvalleychorus.org.
December 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm