Augustana Orchestra and Choirs perform Vivaldi's GLORIA
The Augustana University Orchestra, and the Augustana Choir, University Chorale and Angelus will join forces on Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 pm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls for a fall concert.
The combined feature is Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. The wonderfully sunny nature of the Gloria, with its distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all of Vivaldi’s music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal. The opening movement is a joyous chorus, with trumpet and oboe obligato. The extensive orchestral introduction establishes two simple motives, one of octave leaps, the orher a quicker, quaver - semiquaver figure, that function as the ritornello. The choir enters in chorale-like fashion, syllabically declaiming the text in regular rhythms, contrasting with the orchestral ritornello, which contains most of the melodic interest of the movement.
Each choir and the orchestra will also perform brief selections.
Dr. Peter Folliard conducts the Orchestra. Dr. Paul Nesheim conducts the Augustana Choir, Dr. Russell Svenningsen the University Chorale, and Dr. Lisa Grevlos conducts the Women's Choir.