Thursday, 27 February 2014

Monteverdi Choir 50th Birthday celebrations


John Eliot Gardiner in rehearsal ©Maciej Goździelewski
John Eliot Gardiner in rehearsal
©Maciej Goździelewski
50 years to the day, John Eliot Gardiner will be celebrating the inaugural concert of the Monteverdi Choir with a re-creation of the event with the same repertoire, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, in the same venue , the chapel of King's College, Cambridge and on the same day (5 March). There will even be some of the original performers in the ensemble. One difference of course is that the choir will be accompanied by the period instrument ensemble of the English Baroque Soloists rather than the mixed ancient and modern instruments that Gardiner used originally. The soloists are Silvia Frigato, Emanuela Galli, Nicholas Mulroy and Andrew Tortise.

During March the Monteverdi Choir will undertake a short anniversary tour, taking the Vespers to Spain and France. Further information from the Monteverdi Choir's website.

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