All are invited to a performance of The Red Priest of Venice by the Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic & Chamber Choirs with the Mallarmé Chamber Players and guest conductor Dr. Nathan Leaf. The program will feature an evening of music by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi as well as women composers from the Baroque period. The concert will take place on Saturday, March 25th, at 7:30 pm in St. Francis United Methodist Church, located at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. Tickets may be purchased online.

Composer Antonio Vivaldi was initially ordained as a priest, and known locally as “the Red Priest” because of his red hair. His clergy career was short-lived, as Vivaldi followed his passion for music and become one of the greatest Baroque composers.

Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus is a setting of Psalm 109 that celebrates the promised triumph of good over evil. It rivals Vivaldi’s much-loved Gloria for exuberance and splendor.

With soloists:
Kathryn Mueller, soprano
Jennifer Seiger, mezzo-soprano
Aaron Carlyle, tenor
Wes Everett, baritone

Symphonic choir:
Dixit Dominus (Vivaldi)
Solo Cantata: Kathryn Mueller, soprano
Hor Che Apollo (Barbara Strozzi, 1619-1664)

Chamber choir:
O Caeli Cives (Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, 1602-1678)
Gli Amanti Falliti (Barbara Strozzi, 1619-1664)
L’amante Modesto (Barbara Strozzi, 1619-1664)
Magnificat (Isabella Leonarda, 1620-1704)

Martha Perry, Leah Peroutka, Matvey Lapin, Allison Willet violin
Joey O’Donnell, Suzanne Rousso viola
Chris Nunnally, Stephanie Vial cello
Robbie Link violone
Will Thauer, Alicia Chapman oboe
Patrick Daugherty trumpet
Jennifer Streeter harpsichord

About the Concert Singers of Cary
The Concert Singers of Cary’s goal is to enrich the Triangle, NC community by performing choral music from all traditions, in programs that elevate, provoke, and entertain. Founded in 1991, they have been recognized for their unique and varied repertoire, creative collaborations with other arts organizations, and community outreach. Their choirs include a 100+ voice Symphonic Choir, 70-voice Chorale, and 30-voice Chamber Choir, as well as three choirs for youth. They perform in the Cary Arts Center and other locations across the Triangle.