Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir presents Vivaldi’s Gloria Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy in 1678 and is a master composer of the baroque period. The soaring and joyful Gloria is Vivaldi’s 12-movement choral composition. It is a universally renowned and timeless piece of sacred music.
The musical program also includes Vivaldi’s four-movement Credo, as well as The Bell Anthem by Henry Purcell, another baroque period composer.
Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will direct the concert.
Lydia Madrick of the Santa Fe Symphony is the piano accompanist. She has also accompanied the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus and the Santa Fe Community Chorus, among others.
Vocal soloists for the Gloria include Highlands University music students Nicole Robinson and Kayla Gonzales, both sopranos. Other vocal soloists include community members Erin Gilland, Christie Basket, and Gail Malley — all altos.
Vocal soloists for The Bell Anthem include music students Michael Rascon at tenor and Daniel Torres at bass. Community member Tara Poleka, an alto, also sings a solo in this piece.
The 42-member Highlands University Concert Choir is composed of Highlands University students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Las Vegas community.
All tickets are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.