The singing schools in Naples and Venice had an important role to play in the landscape of late Baroque music. Talented Venetian musicians were trained there for a future at the chapel of St. Mark’s. Tourists even viewed Italian churches as a kind of concert hall, where people went to enjoy the beautiful music of composers such as Antonio Vivaldi. He wrote his Nisi Dominus, named after the first words of Psalm 127, for vespers (the evening service). The young countertenor Orlinski, who is causing a sensation on the early music scene, has the vocal virtuosity that this music demands. Words of praise from the New York Times hold the promise of an exciting concert: “Jakub Józef Orlinski combined beauty of tone and an uncommon unity of colour and polish across his range”.