Handel, Vivaldi & More

With its joyous choruses and sublime solos, Vivaldi’s Gloria invites you to bask in the exquisite beauty of Baroque choral writing. Guest conductor Stephen Layton joins the Seattle Symphony and Chorale for the final Baroque & Wine concert of the season. Wine tasting events in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby before each concert from 6:30 to 7:45pm. $10 for 4 pours.


Dates and Tickets

  • 15 May (Fri) 2015 8:00PM
  • 16 May (Sat) 2015 8:00PM

Running time

1 hour, 34 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance. Wine tasting begins at 6:30pm.


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Stephen Layton


Stephen Layton succeeded the late Richard Hickox as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia in September 2010. Founder and Director of Polyphony, Layton is also Music Director of Holst Singers and in 2006 was made a Fellow and Director of Music at Trinity College, Cambridge. His former posts include Chief Guest Conductor of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Kammerkoor and Director of Music at the Temple Church in London.

Amanda Forsythe


Amanda Forsythe has been praised by Opera News for her “light and luster”, and “wonderful agility and silvery top notes”. She has been a winner of the George London Foundation Awards and was sponsored by them in her New York recital début.

Deanne Meek


Lauded by Opera magazine for a mezzo that “is smooth and velvety with a touch of resin in the tone,” Deanne Meek recently made her debut at the Teatro alla Scala, reprising the role of Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

David Gordon


David Gordon, whose playing has been described as “spectacular” by the Chicago Tribune, is Principal Trumpet of the Seattle Symphony and Chicago's Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.

Seattle Symphony Chorale

The Seattle Symphony Chorale serves as the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony. Over its past four decades, the Chorale has grown in artistry and stature, establishing itself as a highly respected ensemble.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.





Henry Purcell

Chaconne in G minor

George Frideric Handel

Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 9

J.S. Bach

Cantata No. 51, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!” BVW 51

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Gloria in D major, R. 589


David Gordon’s performances are generously underwritten by Jon and Pat Rosen through the Seattle Symphony’s Principal Musicians Circle.

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