Academy of Ancient Music/Monteverdi Vespers

with the Choir of the AAM

23 June 2017 / 19:30

Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth, the Academy of Ancient Music and Choir of the AAM perform his magnificent Vespers, joined by a roster of brilliant soloists.

Monteverdiís Vespers of 1610 are some of the most elaborate calling cards ever created: sublime, uplifting choral music at its best. With soaring vocals from the Choir of the AAM and soloists including soprano Rowan Pierce and tenor Charles Daniels, this performance is sure to do them justice.

At the time Monteverdi composed these Vespers, he was highly regarded as a secular composer, but yearned for a role at the papal court. Although he never quite managed to work for a Pope, he happily spent his last years at the Dogeís court in Venice.

Programme & Performers

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Academy of Ancient Music
*Robert Howarth director/harpsichord
Rowan Pierce soprano
Louise Alder soprano
Charles Daniels tenor
Thomas Hobbs tenor
Richard Latham bass
Choir of the AAM

*Please note that Robert Howarth will replace Richard Egarr who was originally advertised as director for this concert.

Richard and his wife are expecting a baby in June and therefore Richard has decided to withdraw from concerts around this time in order to be with his family.

Robert Howarth read music at the University of York and is fast establishing a growing reputation as director and conductor of early and classical repertoire. Current season's projects include Music Director for Claire van Kampen's play Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance, Iestyn Davies at the Duke of York's Theatre and Dido & Aeneas with The Birmingham Opera Company.

6.30pm Pre-concert talk
Free to ticket-holders

Promoted by the Academy of Ancient Music


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