Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is one of the most magnificent pieces of the classical repertoire, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements.
Harry Christophers says ‘the Vespers is one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written. We will follow Monteverdi’s dictum recitar cantando – speak through singing – to maximum effect, bringing this glorious work to life in the wonderful acoustics of some of the UK’s finest cathedrals’.
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘I was hooked, flipped upside down, dazzled’ The Arts Desk
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘…these musicians achieved a magical balance between the extroversion of performance and the introspection of prayer.’ Financial Times
The Sixteen choir & orchestra
Harry Christophers conductor
Charlotte Mobbs & Katy Hill soprano
Mark Dobell & Robert Murray tenor
Ben Davies & Eamonn Dougan bass
Choristers of Manchester Cathedral
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Pre-concert talk 6.30pm
Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan discuss the evening’s programme, interspersed with music from Genesis Sixteen conducted by Eamonn Dougan and Gabriella Noble.