Saturday, 02 June 2018
Time(s): 18:30 to 20:30
Booking Required: Yes
Tickets: £20 adults, £2 students
After the resounding success of their performance last year of Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo, I Fagiolini – under director Robert Hollingworth – have been tempted back to perform this recreation of a 1620 Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist at a Venetian church.
While the famous Mass/Vespers of 1610 includes the five Vespers psalms suitable to feasts of the Blessed Virgin and other female saints, it does not include a full set for any male saints. These were included in Monteverdi’s 1641 publication, Selva Morale e Spirituale and this concert takes works from the latter compilation. As well
as the main Vesper items including favourites such as Beatus Vir, it includes intriguing extras such as a sensuous Song of Songs motet, ornamentated music for the ravishing soundworld of cornetto muto plus four voices, violin solos and more.
Last year’s performance by I Fagiolini finished with a tumultuous standing ovation by a full house. Don’t miss this year’s experience with soloists, organ, theorbos, violins and the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble.
Buffet Supper: a pre-concert buffet supper provided by The Salt Pig is available at the nearby Community Cafe´ at 5.45pm. a vegetarian quiche, two salads, a pudding and drink can be booked only on-line for just £11.