Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
18 Nov 2017
All Saints Weston
Monteverdi’s 1610 publication of music for a service of Vespers in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most investigated, argued-over and loved in the history of music. However, The Ripieno Choir's conductor David Hansell has studied the music and the scholarly arguments over many years, and is absolutely confident that he has ‘got it right’… at least on this occasion and with these performers
All the music was written for performance during church services and sounds at its best when at least something of that context is re-created with the addition of instrumental music, simple plainchant and choral motets. Not only will The Ripieno Choir’s performance include these, but we shall also be using the full range of instruments specified by Monteverdi – balanced six part ensembles of strings and brass, supported by organ and one of the largest lutes in captivity.
In our beautiful and relatively intimate venue you will be able to hear and enjoy them all!
With Alexandra Stevenson (soprano), Lucy Cronin (soprano), Andrew King (tenor), Nicholas Hurndall-Smith (tenor), Paul Young (tenor), Thomas Humphreys (bass), Edmund Danon (bass), the Monteverdi String Band and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.
£20; early booking discount price of £18 available until 5th November. £5 for under 18s; group discounts are available.
More information and tickets can be found on http://ripienochoir.org.uk/next_concert
Presented by The Ripieno Choir