Time and Location
26 Mar 2022, 19:30
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ, UK
Claudio Monteverdi’s monumental Vespers of 1610 is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and demanding major choral works of the early 17th Century. The piece clearly demonstrates Monteverdi’s wonderfully versatile musical palette which includes intricate polychoral textures, glorious instrumental flourishes and sumptuous solo movements. Having been unhappy in his court position in Mantua, the Vespers are often seen as Monteverdi’s ‘calling card’ for the prestigious position as Maestro di Capella at St Mark’s Basilica in Venice and represent one of the main markers of his move away from the prima pratica style of the renaissance to the seconda pratica of the early Baroque movement.
The concert will feature period instruments played by His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts. Soprano parts will be sung by Sofia Kirwan-Baez and Ana Beard Fernández; Tenor parts will be taken by Mark Dobell and Matthew Long; with Alexander Ashworth singing Bass. This concert will also mark Music Director Harry Bradford's much-awaited conducting debut at Cadogan Hall.
Tickets are available direct from Cadogan Hall.