- $35 for two reserved tickets
- The theme: the sacred music of Vivaldi’s Beatus Vir, based upon Psalm 111
- Notable soloists: acclaimed soprano Hélène Brunet and contralto Vicky St. Piere
- Highlights: hearing the sound of the soloists and ensemble echoing across the beautiful Byzantine dome of St. Anne’s Church
With period instruments in hand, the musicians of the Aradia Ensemble have spent the last two decades breathing new life into the music of the Baroque. In addition to a regular concert series that mixes beloved classics with oft-overlooked gems, the ensemble frequently pairs with dancers, actors, and non-classical musicians to create unusual juxtapositions that shed light on the intricacies of the baroque style and make 18th-century ghosts wish they'd known about zithers. Under the baton of maestro Kevin Mallon, the group has recently earned a Juno nomination and garnered acclaim for its annual Dublin Messiah, a recreation of the original Dublin performance of Handel's seminal Christmas piece in 1742.