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Platinum Choral Workshop: Monteverdi's Christmas Vespers

When
Saturday December 7, 2019 at 10:30
Where
St Mary's Church, Battersea, London
Tickets
£50
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  1. Christmas Vespers - Claudio Monteverdi

We all know and admire Monteverdi's famous Vespers of 1610, thought to have been written as a showcase for his appointment as Maestro di Cappella at St Mark’s, Venice. Monteverdi, however, wrote many more exuberant psalm settings in his Selva morale e spirituale of 1640, many of which may have been performed as complete Vespers sets. Denis Stevens, in his edition for Novello, carefully re-imagined a Christmas Vespers service by Monteverdi, complete with plainchant antiphons such as Hodie Christus natus est. This reconstruction, which uses works from the Selva morale, contains a particularly beguiling setting of Beatus vir, and is a thrilling alternative to the 1610 set. We hope this will mark the beginning of Christmas for all our singers.


Venue
St Mary's Church, Battersea
Battersea Church Road
London
London
SW11 3NA
England
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