BBC Singers
16 Oct 2015, Milton Court Concert Hall
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BBC Singers 2015-16 Season Monteverdi: Vespers

BBC Singers
Monteverdi: Vespers
19:30 Fri 16 Oct 2015 Main Stage
BBC Singers perform this 17th-century choral masterwork.
BBC Singers perform this 17th-century choral masterwork.

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Monteverdi’s ground-breaking Vespers of 1610, composed to impress the basilica authorities at St Mark’s Venice, is an astonishing display of its composer’s musical powers. Immediately acknowledged as a masterwork of the sacred choral repertoire, with everything from intimate solos to the grandest choral and instrumental writing, the Vespers exploits every musical device known at the time to thrilling effect. Joining the BBC Singers and St James’s Baroque in this performance, virtuoso vocal ensemble I Fagiolini bring their acclaimed brand of Monteverdian excitement.