Handel: Dixit Dominus

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Sunday 29 March 2020, 2.30 pm

Dora Stoutkzer Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama


With choral music by Vivaldi, Purcell and De Lalande


Handel – Dixit Dominus, HWV 232

Vivaldi – Magnificat, RV610

Purcell – Welcome to All the Pleasures, Z339

Michel-Richard De Lalande – Cantate Domino S72


David Young – Conductor

with Réjouissance

and Soloists including:

Jessica Cale, Soprano

Ana Fernandez, Soprano

Chris Fitzgerald-Lombard, Tenor


Handel’s thrilling ‘Dixit Dominus’ takes centre stage in Cardiff Polys next concert, in the Royal Welsh College’s Dora Stoukzer Hall at on Sunday, 29 March at 2.30pm. It’s a work from Handel’s early stay in Italy. Composed when he was only 22, it’s an exuberant showcase for the young man’s prodigious talent. Full of Italian warmth, sunshine, and vocal and instrumental fireworks, it’s a work to banish any late winter blues.


Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Purcell’s ode ‘Welcome to All the Pleasures’ also feature in this feast of baroque music. And we perform a real rarity – French composer Michel-Richard De Lalande’s Cantate Domino.


The Polys are joined once again by the period instrumentalists of Réjouissance, with a team of great soloists including Jessica Cale, Ana Fernandez, and Chris Fitzgerald-Lombard, under our musical director David Young.


Tickets are only £12 (students £5, and accompanied children free), from the College on HERE  or by phone on 02920 391391