Ludlow Arts: Classical


A Venetian Vespers

music by Monteverdi, Gabrieli and Cavalli

Friday 17 August 2018 at 6:00pm

St Laurence, Ludlow


The Ludlow Summer School
Soloists: from The Lacock Scholars
Conductor: Justin Doyle, principal conductor of the Berlin Radio Choir

The basilica of San Marco at the time of Monteverdi was a musical establishment of unprecedented splendour. The best singers, players and composers were attracted there from all over Italy and beyond. It could call on a choir of thirty men and boys and up to twenty virtuoso players of cornetts, sackbuts, strings and organs. These sumptuous forces allowed the gorgeous sonorities we associate with Venice and the practice of dividing the choir to sing in different parts of the building, surrounding the listener with sound. The Summer School now attracts musicians from all over the UK and Europe as well as North America and Australia.

Tickets, £10, from Ludlow Assembly Rooms Box Office, online or at the door

Justin Doyle Justin Doyle
 
Claudio Monteverdi Claudio Monteverdi