As the finale to the exhibition and associated series of events, the Australian Chamber Choir will present a one-off performance of Agatha in Vivaldi’s Venice.
Born without the fingers of her left hand, Agatha was given up shortly after her birth in 1712 to the Venetian orphanage known as the Ospedale della Pietà. Educated in the music school that was made famous by Antonio Vivaldi, Agatha’s career as a singer and singing teacher is well documented. But her compositions have remained hidden in a Venetian library for 300 years and are only now emerging from the darkness. Agatha’s Cantata, Ecce Nunc is performed with a choir, soloists and an orchestra of period instruments, alongside Vivaldi’s Magnificat. Read more about Agatha in Vivaldi’s Venice.
This event is one of many engaging opportunities to connect with Hamilton Gallery’s Emerging From Darkness exhibition between December 2023 and April 2024. Events range from free to ticketed, with events for all demographics.