Composed 400 years ago and dedicated to Pope Paul V, Monteverdi’s sumptuous and monumental Vespers gained him the appointment of maestro di cappella at St Mark’s in Venice. The sparkling vocal and instrumental acrobatics of the work are performed by 10 outstanding singers and an ensemble of some of the UK’s finest period instrument performers. This magnificent work never fails to make an impression and is performed here by Birmingham’s own Ex Cathedra, the internationally acclaimed Town Hall Associate Artist.
Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall, says of tonight’s recommended concert:
“Town Hall provides the perfect setting for one of the most extraordinarily beautiful works for voices ever written. A work of such scale had never been heard before in the seventeenth century. No wonder then that this landmark in religious music has stood the test of time.”
2.45pm Pre-concert talk by Professor John Whenham of Birmingham University.
Ex Cathedra Consort & Baroque Ensemble
His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts
Jeffery Skidmore conductor
Monteverdi 1610 Vespers 100’
There will be one interval and the concert will end at approximately 6pm.
£5, £7.50, £17.50, £25, £35
Tickets can be booked in addition to a concert package and do not count as part of a package. Discounts and other package benefits (such as free concert programmes) are not available.
Discounts also available for 60 plus, students and under 25s online, by phone or in person.
Discounts available for children, wheelchair users, disabled patrons and their companions and concert package bookers in person or by phone.
Discounts available for groups of 11+ by calling 0800 358 7070.
- Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, West Midlands, United Kingdom
For more information on Ex Cathedra, visit their website
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