Lincoln Arts Festival, a volunteer organization since 1980, is dedicated to the performing, visual, and applied arts and humanities. LAF is delighted to be able to present to residents and visitors of the Boothbay region a series of concerts and events in 2021.
The Lincoln Festival Chorus will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” The wonderfully sunny nature of “Gloria,” with its distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all of Vivaldi’s music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal. The opening movement is a joyous chorus and is followed by bold harmonies, expressive chromatic textures and passionate solos.
The “Gloria” lay undiscovered for two centuries after Vivaldi’s death when it was found buried among a pile of manuscripts. It was first performed in 1939 in edited version, but in 1957 the original version was published and performed. It has been a favorite ever since. You will thoroughly enjoy this beautiful piece by one of the world’s most popular composers.
Artistic Director, Linda Blanchard is well-known in the area, directing several groups and has a varied background in theatrical directing, orchestral directing, and as a church organist and choir director. Sean Fleming is one of Maine’s most sought-after keyboard artists and has performed piano and organ recitals throughout the United States. Mezzo-Soprano soloist, Joelle Morris, has performed around the world and is well known for her versatility of musical style and her passionate tone.
You won’t want to miss this inspiring and beautiful work. Performances will be Friday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, 125 Townsend Ave. Tickets $25, are available online at lincolnartsfestival.org or at Sherman’s Bookstore in Boothbay Harbor. Tickets are also available at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance.