07 Dec 2018

La Notte Di Natale: A Baroque Christmas with Spiritato!

  • Locatelli
  • Scarlatti
  • Torelli
  • Vivaldi
  • Sammartini
  • Corelli

Online sales for tonight’s concert have now been disabled, but tickets are still available on the door from 7pm.  (Cash or cheque payments only, please.)

Evoking the pastoral beauty of the Italian countryside, this selection of joyous seasonal music combines virtuosic solos with characterful dances.  Conjuring a frosty landscape with Vivaldi’s Winter, and two of Alessandro Scarlatti’s most celebratory cantatas – depicting the excitement and astonishment of the shepherds seeing angels in the night.                                                                       

Baroque ensemble Spiritato!, with its  line-up of virtuoso players and soprano Augusta Hebbert bring a dazzling Christmas programme to Oxford.

Locatelli Concerto Grosso Op. 1 No. 8

Scarlatti Cantata Pastorale Non sò qual più m’ingombra 

Torelli Concerto Grosso Op. 8 No. 6

Vivaldi Winter from The Four Seasons

Sammartini Concerto Grosso, op. 5 no. 6

Scarlatti Cantata Pastorale O di Betlemme altera

Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8

End time c. 9:30pm