The unparalleled period-instrument Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and its Choir move from anguish to exultation in this stirring program of Baroque masterworks. Featuring radiant soloists, including “ravishing” countertenor Iestyn Davies (Guardian, U.K.), the OAE begins with Pergolesi’s exquisite Stabat Mater, a profoundly moving portrait of a mother’s agony resolving in melodic grace. The second half moves to Vivaldi’s joyful Gloria, an exuberant hymn of praise with universal resonance.

The Program

“One of the world’s finest 18th-century-repertoire orchestras.”
– Classical Source
“A performance of slow-burning, propulsive energy.”
– Guardian (U.K.)
“Iestyn Davies sings with rapturous virtuosity and uncanny beauty.”
– Independent (U.K.)
“Ms. Watson brought vocal bloom, emotional depth and beguiling phrasing to her exemplary performance.”
– New York Times

Make a Night of it!


Pre-Concert Lecture

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

FREE for Ticket Holders

6:15 pm

Join us for a pre-concert lecture by Benjamin D. Sosland at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse


1941 Broadway


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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Jonathan Cohen,
conductor and harpsichord
Katherine Watson, soprano
Rowan Pierce, soprano (U.S. debut)
Iestyn Davies, countertenor

Performance Details

  • Sung in Latin with English supertitles
  • One hour and 30 minutes, including one intermission