A Baroque Christmas

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Concert Information

Performance dates
Kevin Mallon, leader
Jane Archibald, soprano
Richard Simoneau, trumpet
Curtis Dietz, trumpet
Symphony Nova Scotia
On the program

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets and Strings
Arcangelo Corelli: Christmas Concerto (Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8)
Alessandro Scarlatti: Christmas Cantata (Cantata pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore)
Petronio Franceschini: Sonata in D Major for Two Trumpets
Traditional, arr. Mallon: Wexford Carol
G.F. Handel: Christmas highlights from Messiah

Join Symphony Nova Scotia for a sumptuous feast of Christmas Baroque! Led by conductor Kevin Mallon, “Canada’s crown prince of period performance” (WholeNote), our orchestra performs a splendid variety of festive Baroque favourites, including Corelli’s famous Christmas Concerto, the beautiful Wexford Carol, and two brilliant trumpet showpieces with our own Richard Simoneau and Curtis Dietz.

Plus, Nova Scotia’s superstar soprano Jane Archibald joins the orchestra to sing Scarlatti’s Christmas Cantata, and multiple Christmas excerpts from Handel’s magnificent Messiah – one of the best-loved Baroque works ever written, and a highlight of the holiday season for millions around the world each year.

Please note: This concert will be approximately 90 minutes in length, with no intermission.

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