Virtual Vivaldi Gloria – premiere tonight!

Rochester Choral Society’s Virtual Spring Concert will premiere at 7.30pm on Sunday 11th April on YouTube

2021 Virtual Spring Concert: Vivaldi GloriaAs we complete a whole year in which Covid-19 has prevented us singing together as a choir, members of Rochester Choral Society have again been making separate recordings of their voices, which have now been skilfully blended together into the third of our Virtual Concerts, premiering on YouTube at 7.30pm on Sunday 11th April 2021. For our Spring Concert, we have chosen Vivaldi’s Gloria, a piece whose cheerful effervescence reflects the optimism of a new year and the hope that we (and other choirs all over the world) will soon be able to raise our voices together in person again.

Visually, the concert begins in Rochester, before moving to Vivaldi’s home city of Venice, using the beautiful photography of Stefan Venter at Upix Photography

Vocal soloists are:

Harriet Mountford (soprano) and Andrew Leslie Cooper (countertenor)

Rehearsal and recordings were directed by John Mountford, using instrumental rehearsal tracks provided by

Audio editing & orchestral sounds: Richard Hanson

Video editing: John Mountford