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Gloria! Bach, Vivaldi, and Their Angels

Most of Vivaldi’s sacred music was written for the La Pietà in Venice, where orphan girls created a musical sensation with their spectacular performances of the composer’s music. People flocked to Venice from all over Europe to hear (and see!) Vivaldi’s angels. Our concert features the famous Gloria and Magnificat in its originally intended brilliant sound with an entirely female cast of singers, and Bach’s gorgeous cantata for soprano and solo trumpet Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, written like a concerto in Italian style.

Katie Boardman, soprano

Kathryn Adduci, trumpet

Matthias Maute, conductor, recorder

Orchestra of Bach Society of MN

Female choir of Bach Society of MN

May 18, 2024, Saturday | 7:30 PM

Saint Thomas More Catholic Church

1079 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
Tickets: Regular $35 | Student $5

May 19, 2024, Sunday | 4:00 PM

Bethlehem Music Series

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

4100 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis
Free Will Donation

Gloria! Vivaldi, Bach, and Their Angels

Katie Boardman, Soprano

Katie Boardman, soprano, has performed with ensembles around the country, including the Mirandola Ensemble, VocalEssence, the Rose Ensemble, the Boston Camerata, Border CrosSing, and the St. Tikhon’s Choir. She appears on the PaTRAM Institute Singers’ GRAMMY-nominated recording of Kurt Sander’s Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and was a VOCES8 Scholar in 2019-20. A native of Wisconsin, she grew to love early music at the Madison Early Music Festival and holds a degree in Historical Performance from Boston University. She maintains an active voice teaching studio in St. Paul, MN.

Kathryn Adduci, Trumpet

Kathryn Adduci is internationally recognized as both a historical and modern trumpet player. She has performed regularly with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, American Baroque Soloists, Australian Baroque Orchestra and numerous other groups. Formerly the Professor of Trumpet at San José State University, she also has taught the modern and baroque trumpet at many other universities. Kathryn is currently based in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Matthias Maute, Conductor

Matthias Maute joined Bach Society of Minnesota as Artistic Director in 2016. The Montreal-based conductor, composer, and recorder and flute soloist is founder of Montreal-based Ensemble Caprice, an orchestra he formed in 1993 that performs throughout the world. The award-winning artist was honored with two JUNO Awards and in 2020 received the OPUS Award for Musical Event of the Year in recognition of the Mini-Concerts Sante he created during the pandemic, delivering 9,000 Mini-Concerts to 70,000 people in Montreal, Quebec, and Canada while providing 3,000 hires of professional singers and musicians during difficult times.

In 2019 Matthias was named Artistic Director of Ensemble Vocal Arts-Quebec. He has earned international praise for his artistic approach, presenting lush, vibrant performances and recordings of Early Music, and occasionally weaving other musical genres into his work. The New York Times described Ensemble Caprice as being “an ensemble that encourages the listener to rehear the world.” Matthias’ recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos juxtaposed with his own arrangements of Preludes from Shostakovich’s Op. 87 was praised by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross as standing out “for its fleet, characterful approach” and “its fresh, vibrant colors.”

In October 2022, Matthias and the Bach Society of Minnesota presented the U.S. Premiere of Vivaldi’s Four Nations, a suite of concertos created for the recorder that were lost after the composer’s death and reconstructed by Matthias. His compositions are published by Breitkopf & Hartel, Amadeus, Moeck, and Carus. Forty-nine movements of Matthias’ compositions are featured in 49 videos on Matthias has made more than 20 recordings on the Analekta, Vanguard Classics, Bella Musica, Dorian, Bridge, and ATMA Classique labels. He is regularly invited to perform at major international festivals and in 2023, his Ensemble Caprice orchestra performed in South Africa, Finland, and Norway as well as Canada and the U.S.

Vivaldi's Four Nations
Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Halleujah! - Motets by JS Bach
Minnesota Bach Festival

Vivaldi’s Four Nations 

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio


Minnesota Bach Festival

October 7 – 8, 2022

December 16 – 17, 2022

March 1 – 4, 2023

May 13 – 28, 2023

Recontstructed by

Matthias Maute,

USA premiere

Cantatas I, II, IV, VI with the Minnesota Chorale

Motets by J. S. Bach, His family and friends

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