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The Virginia Consort: Poulenc's 'Gloria'

Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia

Soprano Soloist

Poulenc’s sense of humour and love of life shine through all his music, however solemn the text might be. One of his friends said of him, ‘There is in him something of the monk and the street urchin.’ The Gloria brilliantly expresses these characteristics, with its captivating mixture of solemnity and mischievous exuberance.

Judith Gary, Conductor