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Grande Messe de Noël de Vivaldi

A Christmas Concert


Grande Messe de Noël de Vivaldi
A Christmas Concert


Choir and Orchestra of Les Arts Florissants

Musical direction



Miriam ALLAN, soprano, Soloist
Maud GNIDZAZ, soprano, Soloist
Mélodie RUVIO, contralto, Soloist

Due to measures taken by the French Government in the context of the Covid-19 epidemy, public performances of the concert at the Paris National Opera had to be cancelled. Nonetheless, Les Arts Florissants and its partners Philharmonie de Paris, France Musique and harmonia mundi have decided to unite their strenghts to offer online a live broadcast of the concert, performed at the Philharmonie without an audience!

Rendez-vous on December 22, 2020 at 8:30pm on Philharmonie Live and on Les Arts Florissants & Philharmonie de Paris Facebook pages

Logo Philharmonie HORIZONTAL NOIR    Logo FranceMusique    Harmonia Mundi Web


“It is not always easy to reconstruct the context of a work from the past. In the case of Vivaldi’s famous Gloria, the actual religious service for which the piece was composed is an equation with multiple unknowns, only a few parts of which are known to us today. So we attempted to reconstruct this ordinary mass by taking Vivaldi’s own sacred music as a model and studying the liturgical practices of Venice at that time. This approach allows us to perform the entire mass and, for the first time, to hear Vivladi’s music in the context for which it was created.”

Paul Agnew


Concert recorded by  Logo FranceMusique and broasdcast on January 5, 2021 at 8pm


With the support of Cnm Logotype Indigo Rvb



Antonio Vivaldi
Introit pour la Messe de Minuit - Plain-chant
Kyrie eleison RV 587
Gloria RV 589
Crastina die - Plain-chant
Credo RV 591

Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto grosso op.VI n°8 « Fanno per la notte di Natale » 


Antonio Vivaldi
Sanctus (contrafactum d'après le Beatus Vir RV.597/1 et le Dixit Dominus RV 807/7)
Benedictus (contrafactum d'après le Dixit Dominus RV 807/8)
Agnus Dei (contrafactum d'après le Magnificat RV 610/1 et 8 et le Kyrie RV 587)
Revelabitur gloria Domine - Plain-chant

Michel Corrette
Laudate Dominum sur le Printemps de Vivaldi (extrait)


Editions musicales :
Credo : "Edition Ricordi, edited by Gian Francesco Malipiero"
Kyrie : "Edition Ricordi, edited by Francesco Degrada"
Motet "Ostro picta", RV 642, Gloria RV 589, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei : Les Arts Florissants, Pascal Duc


Previous dates

Season 2020-2021

Paris / France
Opéra national de Paris / Palais Garnier

  • Tuesday, December 22 2020, 7pm, CANCELLED - Live broadcast
  • Monday, December 21 2020, 7pm, CANCELLED

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