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Winter Concert Series - 12/7, 12/8 and 12/9

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

The Ballard High School music program returns to its grand tradition of

performing a large-scale choral and orchestral collaboration for its popular, free Winter Concert

Series December 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., with each concert featuring selections from Vivaldi’s


Each concert during the series highlights performances by the award-winning BHS Choirs (Wed.

Dec. 7), BHS Bands (Thurs. Dec. 8) and BHS Orchestras (Fri. Dec. 9). After intermission, the

audience will be dazzled by selections from Vivaldi’s Gloria, performed by the Advanced Chorale,

Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra and members of the Wind Ensemble. You won’t want

to miss the biggest night of music of the year!

About Vivaldi’s Gloria (RV 589) (edited from program notes by Peter Carey, Royal Free Singers)

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741), a priest, music teacher and virtuoso violinist, composed Gloria inVenice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà. The Ospedale, an orphanage for girls, provided quality musical education and had an excellent girls’ choir and orchestra. Gloria is Vivaldi’s most famous choral piece, presenting the traditional Latin Mass in twelve sections. This performance will present 4 movements: No. 1 Gloria in excelsis, No. 3 Laudamus te, No. 7 Domine fili unigenite, and No. 12 Cum sancto spiritu. Gloria exemplifies the energetic, joyful, melodicquality which gives Vivaldi’s music its universal appeal!

Choir concert, Wednesday, Dec. 7 Director of BHS Choirs, Courtney Rowley presents an exciting,