The Singer Link

Network with Singers Around the Globe!

Somerset Chamber Choir Concert - Paradesi Gloria

Event Details

Somerset Chamber Choir Concert - Paradesi Gloria

Time: July 28, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Wells Cathedral
Street: Cathedral Green
City/Town: Wells
Website or Map: https://www.wellscathedral.or…
Phone: 01749-672773
Event Type: concert, music, singing, chamber, choir
Organized By: Somerset Chamber Choir
Latest Activity: May 29, 2018

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Programme Details - Paradisi Gloria!

  • Stabat Mater - Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1787)
  • Salve Regina In F minor - Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
  • Trumpet Concerto – Giuseppi Tartini (1692-1770)
  • Gloria in D RV589 - Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)


The early eighteenth century was a golden age for music in the courts and cathedrals of Rome, Naples and Venice, which would never again be equaled. Venice, in particular, was a hotbed of creativity. This was the city where Vivaldiand Scarlatti lived close by Canaletto, amidst the canals which had recently been navigated by Gabrieli and Monteverdi, Bellini, Tintoretto and Veronese.

The four works in our summer concert were all written within a single decade by Italian composers at the height of their powers, and yet each is as different from the other as the works of Brahms and Wagner. Vivaldi’s famous Gloria, one of the most popular of all choral works, is deceptively simple, written for just two soloists and four choral parts, while the astonishing Stabat Mater by Domenico Scarlatti is composed for ten different voices, ensuring a richness of sonority which few other composers have attempted. Completing our programme will be the short, but perfectly-formed Trumpet Concerto by Tartiniand a gorgeous Salve Regina by the young Scarlatti’s father, Alessandro Scarlatti, which features our two vocal soloists – the young American soprano April Fredrick and baroque specialist mezzo-soprano Cathy Bell.

For  this very special evening we will be joined by Southern Sinfonia and trumpeter Steve Leein the generous acoustic of Wells Cathedral. Let us whisk you away to experience the glories of Italy, without the check-in queues and eye-watering prices. Reserve your ticket now!

Tickets: £25, £20, (nave reserved), £15 & £10 (front/rear side aisles unreserved). Children/students half-price.

To order tickets visit

Comment Wall


RSVP for Somerset Chamber Choir Concert - Paradesi Gloria to add comments!

Join The Singer Link

Attending (1)

Latest Activity

Box Office posted an event

Loralee Songer, Mezzo-Soprano at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

October 14, 2019 from 8pm to 10pm
Loralee Songer, mezzo-soprano, is an active recitalist, opera and oratorio performer, conductor, and educator. She holds a doctor of arts degree in vocal performance and choral conducting from Ball State University and teaches applied voice, conducting, and other music-related courses at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. This performance marks Songer’s DCINY Artist Series Debut at Carnegie Hall.See More
Jul 26
Box Office posted events
Jul 24
Gregor Laskowski posted an event

Choral Workshop on Lake Garda (Italy) at Concert hall in Riva del Garda

October 15, 2020 to October 18, 2020
Choral Workshop with the International Oratorio Choir.This year the Coronation Mass by W. A. Mozart will be worked on.Groups of at least 10 persons can take part in the project.Terms and conditions for singers and further information you will find on our website More
Jul 19
Angela Usobiaga posted events
Jul 9
Angela Usobiaga posted events
Jun 10
Caroline Knaggs posted a blog post

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2019 launches a fantastic program of concerts for its tenth anniversary

There is truly something at #MISF19 that will appeal to everyone’s musical tastes.  Be Challenged, Inspired and Entertained.Now in its tenth year, Australia's most exciting singers festival for all choirs, singing groups and individual singers, is proud to present a bigger and even more diverse program over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in Melbourne.Attend one or all…See More
Jun 3
Philip Bevan posted an event

JS Bach - St John Passion at Wells Cathedral

July 27, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Johann Sebastian Bach – St John Passion BWV 245 “ The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the Glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit” JS Bach A not-to-be missed event, featuring one of the world’s foremost evangelists James Gilchrist, and one of the UK’s finest Baroque Orchestras.Somerset Chamber ChoirRichard Laing – ConductorThe Musical & Amicable Society (Baroque Chamber Orchestra)James Gilchrist – EvangelistSophie Gallager – SopranoHamish McLaren –…See More
May 16
Angela Usobiaga posted events
May 9


Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.


What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?


The all female choir performs…


Created by SingerLink Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43am. Last updated by SingerLink May 1, 2011.

The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:

Jeffrey remarks:

"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:08pm. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 29, 2010.

Presentation Mini Master Class


Created by SingerLink Sep 29, 2009 at 7:58am. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 10, 2010.

Working With Singers

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21pm. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010.

Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt

In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…

Created by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010 at 6:55am. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010.

Great Offers


Stories from
Great Leaders


© 2019   Created by SingerLink.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service