[ by Charles Cameron — sacred choral music is, it seems, my heart realm ]
I can’t help it if this tweet today:
Lovely nuns in this 15thc book of hours.
Montbrison, Musée d'Allard, ms. C, f. 064 pic.twitter.com/OAEb4U1sBq
— Emily Steiner (@PiersatPenn) October 2, 2016
reminds me of this image:
of an English woman’s choir visiting Venice to sing Vivaldi where Vivaldi himself taught and conducted the choir at the women’s Ospedale della Pietà orphanage..
The BBC documentary of the journey is currently available for viewing here — and here’s the women’s choir, the Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi, singing Vivaldi’s complete and glorious Gloria RV 589:
For Sara Mingardo singing the same Gloria, see Sunday surprise — two women walking.