Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Soloists from ‘I Fagiolini’
Robert Hollingworth chamber organ
David Ogden conductor
Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers of 1610)
Exultate Singers joins forces once again with the virtuosic early music ensemble His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts and soloists from the world-renowned vocal consort I Fagiolini to perform Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. This unique piece reflects one of the most ostentatious periods of history, wonderfully combining the glories of the Renaissance with the opulence of the Baroque. The performers will be arranged around the hall in a variety of ensembles throughout the performance, echoing the galleries and balconies of St Mark’s Venice. This dazzling work is regarded by many as one of the greatest glories of the baroque choral repertoire, juxtaposing reflective, intimate moments with opulent, flamboyant virtuosic music.
‘Exultate produced a purity of sound worthy of King’s College, Cambridge’ THE GUARDIAN