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Vivaldi's Women

VIVALDI’S WOMEN is an all-female ensemble, based in Oxford and London, UK. It aims to recreate the sound of the original Figlie di Coro, the women musicians at the Ospedale della Pietà who performed at Mass and Vespers from behind grilles in the high choir galleries. The group was formed in 2005 by musical director and musicologist Richard Vendome to make the prize-winning documentary "Vivaldi's Women" and other programmes for the BBC, together with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Jerwood Project. It has also made programmes for SKY Arts. As was the practice at the 18th century Pietà, Vivaldi's Women are aged 11 to 70, some singing tenor or bass at actual pitch. The detective work of Vivaldi scholar Micky White gives us a comprehensive picture of the daily life of this remarkable institution during the 18th century, the heyday of its musical tradition.