New Year’s Weekend –
Vivaldi’s Gloria & Charpentier’s Te Deum

Friday, January 1st, 7:30pm & Sunday, January 3rd, 2:00pm

St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Paul Seminary

Epiphany with Consortium Carissimi

In what has now become a kind of tradition, Consortium Carissimi offers the Twin Cities their contribution to the busy Christmas Season in January. Also a tradition in many countries and cultures is to sing this Te Deum canticle on January 1st.

These Epiphany concerts will provide an occasion to hear brilliant trumpet in two great works of the early and late baroque period. Together with the delightful works of Carissimi and Graziani, come and hear this beautiful setting of Charpentier’s Te Deum as well as the well-known Gloria of Antonio Vivaldi.

Carissimi’s most famous student of composition was undoubtedly the Frenchman, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and among his many well-known works is his grand polyphonic motet Te Deum (H. 146)—best known for the great trumpet part in the Prelude. This baroque trumpet became widely used in Italy in the late 17th century in Bologna, quickly replacing the cornetto which had gone into disuse.

Featuring Kris Kwapis on baroque trumpet and Douglas Shambo II as bass soloist for the Te Deum, as well as contralto Lisa Drew as soloist in the Gloria, this magnificent event will be led by special guest conductor, Kathy Saltzman Romey.

Other soloists include Angela Grundstad, Clara Osowski, sopranos and David Lee Echlard, alto & Roy Heilman, tenor in the Te Deum.  Heather Cogswell & Anna Christoforo are the soprano soloists in the Gloria.

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