SOMERS — Experiencing Choral Treasures commences its second year with a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” for chorus, orchestra and soloists at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in Bedford Concert Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road.

The UW-Parkside University Chorale will be joined by Westosha Central High School’s combined concert choir of Salem. Joana Jackson and Jane Wermeling, UW-Parkside graduates, will be the soloists.

“Gloria,” takes its text from the Roman Catholic Mass Ordinary, and was composed in 1715 or 16, or maybe even earlier. It was composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), one of the leading composers of the Baroque era and an ordained priest for performance at a Venetian orphanage.

Experiencing Choral Treasures was born in 2016 to serve regional communities and better serve the high school choral communities within the region. This event offers high school students the chance to connect with college students and the college environment, and the opportunity to do a significant musical work and the chance to sing it with orchestra.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets, call 262-595-2564.

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Loreen Mohr is the community coordinator for The Journal Times.

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