To hear Monteverdi’s famous Vespers live is to travel back to the late Renaissance, the cusp of the Baroque, and to experience some of the most magnificent music of any era: a masterpiece of vocal and instrumental virtuosity that crosses the centuries, and speaks with just as much brilliance and emotion today.

Ex Cathedra welcome back the world-class early brass ensemble, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts .

Pre-concert Coversation at 14:45PM with Professor John Whenham who explores the evolution of Monteverdi’s musical style, with examples from Monteverdi’s madrigals ‘made spiritual’, performed by students of Birmingham Conservatoire.