Vivaldi famously said, ‘There are no words, there is only  music there’ and perhaps the most recognisable of his works, one of The Four Seasons, celebrates the joy of Spring – the season in which Mother Nature brings happiness to mankind. He was one of the Baroque era’s most innovative figures  and Vivaldi’s most uplifting Gloria resonates with audiences in ways that he probably never imagined. The text is a  hymn of praise. Its score disappeared after Vivaldi’s death and was rediscovered in the late 1920s. 

Fauré’s Requiem depicts the timelessness of human  existence, the procession of generations, human longings, profound sorrow, fear of the unknown, as well as light, hope, the ultimate joys of heaven, and, above all, peace. 

He chose to eliminate almost all parts of the Requiem  liturgy that depict hell and damnation, seeing death as an aspiration towards happiness above.

  • Uwe Grodd: Conductor
  • Kate Webber: Mezzo-soprano
  • James Harrison: Baritone
  • Simeon Broom: Violin 
  • Auckland Choral
  • Pipers Sinfonia 

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Last updated: 16 May 2022