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Australian Chamber Choir: Durante, McCombe, Agata & Vivaldi
7 May @ 15:00 - 17:00$25 – $85
Vivaldi’s Gloria was written in 1715 for the famous all-female ensembles of Venice’s Ospedale della Pietà. During Vivaldi’s time teaching at this orphanage (1703-40), the Pietà developed an international reputation for its private concerts, presented exclusively by the young women who were educated there.
Around 1720, Agatha, a baby born without fingers on her left hand, was passed through the small revolving door (called a scaffetta) in the orphanage’s exterior wall. She went on to become a star student, performing as a soprano soloist and composing cantatas. Her compositions have remained hidden to this day as fragments in a Venice library. Some 280 years later, the ACC will perform her Cantata for the first time outside the walls of the Venice orphanage.