Church presents ‘Joyful Noises’

FARMINGTON – “Joyful Noises,” Farmington’s new summer chorus, will present its first concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in the sanctuary of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church on Academy Street.

The concert will consist of the “Gloria in D” by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) and is for women’s voices.

Vivaldi was a priest, and he wrote the piece while he was working in Venice, Italy, at a home for girls, part convent and part orphanage. Vivaldi was in charge of the orchestra and chorus, both of which were formed of young women. The “Gloria” was published for men’s and women’s voices together, but it could have been first performed by women’s voices only.

“Joyful Noises” was started in June by Dan Woodward, choir director at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church and choral assistant at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Accompanist is Robin Barron.

All are welcome. Admission is by donation.


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