Monteverdi Choir Biography (Wikipedia)
The Monteverdi Choir was founded in 1964 by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers (1610) in King's College Chapel, Cambridge. A specialist Baroque ensemble, the Choir has become famous for its stylistic conviction and extensive repertoire, encompassing music from the Renaissance period to Classical music of the 20th century. They often appear with John Eliot Gardiner's orchestras, the English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
A budget-range double CD entitled "A Classic Christmas" was released by Universal in 2005, which included two of the choir's recordings from 1998 ("Past Three O'Clock" and "The Lamb"), and which (presumably incorrectly) billed them as The Monteverdi Singers.
On 5 March 2014 the Choir celebrated its 50th anniversary with a repeat performance of the Monteverdi Vespers from King's College Chapel, in a concert broadcast live by BBC Radio 3.
Monteverdi Choir Tracks
Upcoming BBC Events
Proms 2019: Prom 59: Benvenuto Cellini
Past BBC Events
Proms 2017: Prom 31: Berlioz – The Damnation of Faust
Proms 2017: Prom 25: Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir
Proms 2016: Prom 20
Proms 2015: Prom 25: Monteverdi – Orfeo
Proms 2014: Prom 54: Beethoven – Missa solemnis
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Carrickfergus Grammar School - Túrót Eszik a Cigány
21st Century Opera
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring - excerpt (2017)
Highlights from the National Youth Orchestra Prom (2017)
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Mythical violin music from Nicola Benedetti, live on In Tune from London's Southbank Centre
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1 and Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 4
Kodaly: Hary Janos