This concert is a glorious finale to the Newport Music Festival’s 50th Anniversary Season. Featuring two of the most moving choral works ever written, this evening begins with Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, a stirring hymn to Mary, and finishes with Vivaldi’s Gloria, the anthem of the angels as they announced Christ’s birth. The very special chamber orchestra for this evening is comprised of the Newport Music Festival international soloists who have joined forces to create a stunning instrumental ensemble. Conducted by Vince Edwards and Cody Mead, this special concert marks the beginning of a collaboration between NMF, St. Mary’s Church, and Collegium Anchora. The soloists for the evening are Alexandra Batsios, Soprano, and Renée Rapier, Mezzo. This is a concert for the ages.