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Virtual Vivaldi Gloria | Autumn Concert 2021


Virtual Vivaldi Gloria

Rochester Choral Society invites you to enjoy our virtual performance of the Vivaldi Gloria - below or on YouTube.  



As we complete a whole year in which Covid-19 has prevented us singing together as a choir, members of Rochester Choral Society have again been making separate recordings of their voices, which have now been skilfully blended together into the third of our Virtual Concerts. For our Spring Concert, we have chosen Vivaldi's Gloria, a piece whose cheerful effervescence reflects the optimism of a new year and the hope that we (and other choirs all over the world) will soon be able to raise our voices together in person again. The concert begins in Rochester, before moving to Vivaldi's home city of Venice, using the beautiful photography of Stefan & Sara Venter at upixphotography.com.

  • Rehearsals and recordings were directed by John Mountford
  • Instrumental backing tracks were provided by ChordPerfect.com
  • Photographs of Venice were supplied by Stefan & Sara Venter at upixphotography.com
  • Audio editing was done by Richard Hanson
  • Video editing was completed by John Mountford
  • Soprano soloist was Harriet Mountford
  • Countertenor soloist was Andrew Leslie Cooper
  • The soloists' biographies may be viewed as a PDF file*

This online event is free. However, if you would like to support the Rochester Choral Society then please feel free to make a donation.


Poster designed by Christine Hodgetts



Saturday 20th November 2021, 7 pm

Peeters: Entrata Festiva for organ, brass and timpani op. 93
Jongen: Mass op. 130 for choir, brass and organ
Rutter: A Sprig of Thyme

With the King's Rochester Brass Ensemble and a chamber ensemble

Conducted by John Mountford

St. Stephen's Church, Maidstone Road, Chatham ME4 6JE [map]

Tickets: £15 (unreserved - nave), £1 (for school children and students in full-time education - any seat). RCS Friends save £5 off the nave seats (please contact the Tickets Secretary - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - direct for Friends tickets).




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