The Oratorio Chorus presents a program of “Magnificent Magnificats." Composers from earliest times have written musical works on this popular text from the first chapter of Luke (Luke 1:46–55).
These two Magnificats represent the compositional creativity of two very different composers: the Baroque master, Antonio Vivaldi and the contemporary English composer, John Rutter. Vivaldi’s Magnificat, RV 610, is the first of two versions in G minor that he composed; he treats the text in cantata style, dividing it into nine separate movements of contrasting key, tempo, style, affective character and vocal forces required. Rutter, on the other hand, has crafted a modern, lyrical, and very colorful setting of this text that is enhanced by several additions to the liturgical text including the 15th-century English poem “Of a Rose, a Lovely Rose” heard in the second movement; it was composed in 1990.
7:30 p.m. DeSantis Family Chapel
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID.