Monteverdi Vespers

Monteverdi Vespers

Saturday 12th October 2024

2:00 pm

St Peter's Church, Black Lion Lane, London W6 9BE

Francesco Francia, Madonna and Child, 1490s, via Picryl.com
After the enjoyment expressed by so many singers at our Spem in Alium workshop last Autumn, we very much hope you will look forward to exploring another glorious work with us.

Claudio Monteverdi is, rightly, regarded as the first titan of large-scale choral music. His Vespro Della Beata Vergine, published in 1610 and better known as the Vespers, is the earliest work in the recognised canon, regularly performed alongside the likes of Mozart’s Requiem, the Bach Passions or Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The attraction of the work comes from the sheer weight of Monteverdi’s multipart homophonic writing, allied to the exuberance of his polyphonic passages and the virtuosity of the solo and instrumental music.

To lead this workshop we’re delighted to be joined by Paul McCreesh, founder and artistic director of the Gabrieli Consort and Players, and world-class specialist in this repertoire. His 2006 recording of the Vespers was described by BBC Music Magazine as “glorious and compelling”.

Do join us in the wonderful acoustic of our ‘home’ church, St Peter’s Hammersmith to unravel one of the greatest of all sacred works. It promises to be another unmissable Petros Singers’ event!

The workshop will run from 2.00–6.00pm with a break for refreshments. Registration is from 1.30pm

Tickets £25 | £20 (age 16–30)
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