Featuring True Concord Choir & Orchestra

HANDEL Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
VIVALDI Gloria, RV 589

Friday, January 17, 4PM
Valley Presbyterian Church, Green Valley
Saturday, January 18, 3PM
Catalina Foothills H.S. Music Hall
Sunday, January 19, 3PM
Catalina Foothills H.S. Music Hall



The Baroque style is timeless and inspiring in any form.

Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria is a perennial favorite of audiences and, second only to his Four Seasons, is his best-known work. The liturgical Gloria text was first inspired by the angels’ joyful melody at Christ’s birth. True Concord brings this masterpiece to life with a lively and historically-informed interpretation.

George Frideric Handel may be best known for his Messiah, a monument of Western music, but the exhilarating Dixit Dominus prefigured that work. Inspired by the opera art form, this composition is filled with virtuosic solo melodies, dramatic choral sound and orchestral flourishes.

Tucson shares its own Baroque icons, in sisterhood with the great Baroque composers. San Xavier del Bac, the Spanish Catholic mission south of Tucson, was built in the same century that Handel and Vivaldi’s works were written.

Unlike many other Spanish missions from the era, the architecture of the current church at San Xavier del Bac Mission is entirely European with a mix of Byzantine and Moorish architecture on its Baroque style.