Monteverdi Vespers at Cadogan Hall
Wednesday 11 December, Thursday 12 December, 7.30pm
Conductor: Ivor Setterfield
Orchestra: Trafalgar Baroque Ensemble
Soloists: Miriam Allan, Zoe Brookshaw, Jonathan Brown, Francis Gush, Matthew Long, Nicholas Mulroy, Dan D’Souza
Barts Choir (St Bartholomew’s Hospital Choral Society – registered charity: 273180)
A proportion of the profits from these performances will be donated to the choir’s nominated charity for 2019, the Inner City Centre
This London-based psychology service offers affordable mental-health counselling and support via specialist referral. They are experiencing increased demand for their services and are keen to raise funds to increase their provision.
For their next concert Barts Choir will return to the Cadogan Hall in December for two performances of this masterpiece of Renaissance music, published and probably first performed in Venice where Monteverdi was appointed maestro di capella at St Mark’s Basilica.
Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers stands at a watershed, looking backwards to 16th-century polyphony and forwards to the homophonic, melodic and dramatic styles of the 17th-century, which Monteverdi helped to pioneer. The fusion of plainchant, madrigal and operatic styles contrast to help sustain the musical interest over the work’s large span, comprising five Vespers psalms, Ave Maris Stella, the Magnificat, and a number of shorter motets.
Ticket prices £32.00, 26.00, 18.00 and concessions for ages 26 and younger.
Available from the Cadogan Hall box office and website (booking fees apply).
020 7730 4500 www.cadoganhall.com
For more information please contact:
Michael Manson, Barts Choir Trustee
Tel: +44 (0)20 8455 6379
Mob: +44 (0)7946 340 927