Gloria! Music of Vivaldi, Mozart, Rutter

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The Christian text Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Glory to God in the Highest) is a poem created in its current form almost 2000 years ago. It has been set to music over 200 times.

Ahmadi Music Group assembled a chamber orchestra of the finest instrumentalists in Kuwait, along with our choir and special guest soloists to perform two versions of the Gloria, one written in 1725 and the other in 1975.  What changes have taken place in music in those 250 years?

See the development of western culture dramatically demonstrated in the juxtaposition of these two celebrated compositions.

The concert also included Mozart’s piano concerto k.414 performed by Steinway artist and AUK professor Dr. Stephanie Cheng.