December 15, 2016 7:30 PM
“Glorias” of Christmas
by Antonio Vivaldi and Francis Poulenc
Lorton Performance Center/University of Tulsa
Justifiably one of Vivaldi’s best-known works, Gloria was only rediscovered well into the 20th century but has quickly become a worldwide seasonal favorite. It is a sumptuous and exciting choral/orchestral experience. Francis Poulenc’s composition of the same Gloria text pays tribute to Vivaldi’s rhythms, but in an entirely different, but still exciting, tonal and rhythmic language. These two works celebrate the season with vocal fireworks and Christmas color.
In this concert, TOC will be accompanied by players from the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.