St. Philip’s Choir to Perform Vivaldi’s Gloria

Hudson Highlands Chamber Players will accompany

In celebration of the season, the Choir of St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands will perform Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, as part of the morning service. It will be conducted by Durward Entrekin, the director of music at the church.

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) wrote three settings of the Gloria — the one to be performed is the last and best known, composed sometime after 1715. Vivaldi was an ordained priest known as “Il Prete Rosso” (the red haired priest)” and a master violinist. He was an extraordinarily prolific composer best known for his orchestral concertos. He composed more than 500, the most famous being the The Four Seasons. The soloists will be Janet Entrekin, Terry Platz, Jane Thornquist, Shelagh Speers and Madeline DeNitto. The Hudson Highlands Chamber Players will accompany the choir.

St. Philip’s is located at 1101 Route 9D in Garrison, opposite the Garrison School, where parking will also be available.

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