Warwick-based Armonico Consort begin a tour of performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, with a concert in Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre on Friday 15th September.
The group’s London date on Wednesday 4 Octboer forms part of the St John’s Smith Square 2017/18 season.
There’s been a considerable number of 450th anniversary-related events for Monteverdi this year. The 1610 Vespers – the composer’s greatest and career-enabling work – feature heavily in events.
As Gramophone points out, our present-day appreciation of Monteverdi is a relatively recent thing, with the first public performances in the 1930s. The subsequent history is a record of how early music performance practice developed.
Armonico Consort and Baroque Orchestra will be joined by members of the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, and will be directed by Christopher Monks.
The Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus will join the group for the Friday 6 October date in Poole.
Yeovil, The Octagon Theatre, Friday 15 September 2017
Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick on Saturday 16 September 2017
Malvern Theatres, Malvern, Saturday 23 September
St John’s Smith Square, London, Wednesday 4 October 2017
Lighthouse, Poole, Friday 6 October 2017
All performances start at 7.30pm
Further information available on www.armonico.org.uk