The Lost oratorios of giacomo carissimi
Wednesday, November 10th | 7:00 PM
Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse
Sunday, November 14th, 2021 | 4:00 PM
Church of the Good Shepherd
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Carissimi - Diluvium Universale: Dialogo del Noe
Carissimi - Dialogo del Gigante Golia
Scott Ordway - Twenty/Twenty
Matt Glandorf, Conductor
Choral Arts Philadelphia
The Bach Collegium Baroque Orchestra
The Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse
1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Church of the Good Shepherd
1116 Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Meet the COMPOSERs
Giacomo Carissimi ( (baptized April 18, 1605, Marino, near Rome [Italy]—died Jan. 12, 1674, Rome), one of the greatest Italian composers of the 17th century, chiefly notable for his oratorios and secular cantatas.
Following brief appointments at Tivoli and Assisi, Carissimi settled in Rome in the late 1620s as director of music at the German College and its associated Church of Sant’Apollinare and retained this post until he died. Although not an operatic composer....
Composer and multimedia artist SCOTT ORDWAY (b. 1984, California) has become recognized for his boundary-defying, mixed-media projects, creating widely-acclaimed work that has been called “exquisite” (The New York Times) and “arresting” (Gramophone), “hypnotic” (BBC) and “a marvel” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Heard on major stages around the world, his compositions revel in their multi-disciplinary reach, and reflect his vast creative curiosity.
Drawing on his deep interest in literature, languages, and the humanities, Ordway’s remarkably diverse works often fuse his music with text (frequently his own), video, digital soundscape, photography, and experimental theater to explore an eclectic array of contemporary, often urgent themes about ecology, architecture, protest and revolution, and urban life. In recent years, he has focused on the relationship between landscape and culture through a series of large-scale projects that defy easy categorization.
Renewed, rejuvenated, and rediscovered...Choral Arts Philadelphia is BACK for our 39th season with two newly uncovered Oratorios by Giacomo Carissimi. Carissimi was one of Rome's most decorated composers and credited with being the inventor of the Oratorio as a musical genre. Most recently, the library of the Archbishop's Palace in Kromeriz in the modern Czech Republic has proven one of the greatest treasures of 17th century manuscripts. Included are two unpublished Oratorios of Carissimi based on the stories of Noah's Flood and David's fight against the giant, Goliath.
Included in this concert is Twenty/Twenty, the hauntingly beautiful work by composer, Scott Ordway. Ordway weaves together voices to reflect on the events of 2020 as we begin the deep process of healing and moving forward.
The Origins of the Discovery
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