RFO with Karina Canellakis - Photo: Eduardus Lee

Christmas with the Venice Baroque Orchestra


  • Arcangelo Corelli Concerto grosso 'Fatto per la notte di Natale'
  • Domenico Scarlatti Salve Regina
  • Antonio Vivaldi Flautino Concerto RV 443
  • Johann Christoph Pez Concerto Pastorale
  • Antonio Vivaldi Nulla in mundo pax RV 630

Christmas with the Venice Baroque Orchestra

On the last Saturday before Christmas: a Christmas Matinee with music from the Baroque era. Andrea Marcon, a welcome guest at the Matinee, this time brings along the musicians of the Venice Baroque Orchestra.

Pastoral atmospheres

The concert opens with Arcangelo Corelli's famous Concerto grosso (Fatto per la notte di Natale) of which the pastoral final movement is the most famous. A more pastoral atmosphere can be heard in the Concerto Pastorale by his slightly younger German colleague Johann Christoph Pez.

Prelude to Christmas 2020

Carolyn Sampson, in November still in the Matinee for Bach's Hohe Messe, sings the Salve Regina by Domenico Scarlatti and the spiritual motet Nulla in mundo pax sincera by Antonio Vivaldi. A beautiful prelude to the feast that will be celebrated grandly at this year's Matinee.

Saturday 19 December 2020
2:15 pm
The Royal Concertgebouw

Large Hall


Venice Baroque Orchestra
Andrea Marcon (c) Daniele Caminiti
Andrea Marcon
Carolyn Sampson
Anna Fusek

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