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Monteverdi Choir 50th Anniversary Concert

Live from King's College, Cambridge, the Monteverdi Choir's 50th anniversary concert, with John Eliot Gardiner conducting a performance of Monteverdi's Vespers.

The Monteverdi Choir's 50th Anniversary Concert

Live from King's College, Cambridge
Presented by Martin Handley

Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Silvia Frigato, soprano
Emanuela Galli, soprano
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Krystian Adam, tenor
Boy Choristers from King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner

On 5th March 1964, the Monteverdi Choir performed its first ever concert - Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, in the chapel of King's College Cambridge. Exactly 50 years later, the now world-renowned Choir celebrates its golden anniversary with a recreation of this historic performance - same repertoire, same day, same venue, and even some of the original performers.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Monteverdi Choir at 50

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610]

      Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Performer: Emanuela Galli. Performer: Krystian Adam. Performer: Nicholas Mulroy. Performer: Silvia Frigato. Performer: English Baroque Soloists. Performer: King's College Cambridge Choir. Performer: Monteverdi Choir.
  • Post-concert music

    • Arvo Pärt

      Trisagion for orchestra

      Conductor: Saulius Sondeckis. Performer: Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.
      • ECM.
      • ECM 1592.
    • Pablo de Sarasate

      Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' Op.25 for violin and piano

      Performer: Sarah Chang. Performer: Sandra Rivers.
      • EMI.
      • 0944262.

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