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Monteverdi 1610 Vespers on Thursday evening

April 27, 2010

Please join me and David Shuler’s magnificent Choir of St Luke’s this Thursday, April 29th at 8pm, when we’ll be performing “Vespro Della Beata Vergine”.  Tickets are available online at www.stlukeinthefields.org.

The first truly large-scale masterpiece of Western music, Claudio Monteverdi’s monumental 1610 Vespers stands at the junction between Renaissance restraint and Baroque splendor. Sacred music but also high theatre, the dances and virtuosic vocal concerti, alternating with music in the “old style”, are performed with one singer per part, as we believe Monteverdi performed his own music.

For those of you who would like to learn more about Monteverdi’s beautiful work, there will also be a lecture at 7pm by Dr. Raymond Erickson of CUNY.

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