Monteverdi Vespers

 *Please note due to the nature of this concert there will be no lateseating break.
Patrons who arrive after the concert has begun will be seated at intermission.

April 7, 2017 at 7:30pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall

Limited availability

April 9, 2017 at 3:00pm
Sanders Theatre

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Soloists include tenors Jeremy Budd and Mark Dobell, who appear on the 2016 Grammy-nominated Vespers recording by Christophers and The Sixteen. They will be joined by sopranos Margot Rood and Sonja DuToit Tengblad and baritones Woodrow Bynum and David McFerrin—all longtime members of the H+H Chorus.

“[H+H’s] superb choir had a rounded, plush tone and a spontaneity with the text that infused every line with joy.”

The New York Times

Harry Christophers, conductor
Jeremy Budd, tenor
Mark Dobell, tenor
Margot Rood, soprano
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Jonas Budris, tenor
Woodrow Bynum, baritone
David McFerrin, baritone
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
H+H Vocal Arts Program Young Women’s Chamber Choir

Program Notes

Songs of Praise: Vespro della Beata Vergine

Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was first published in Venice in 1610. In choosing texts associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Monteverdi created a comprehensive work from which individual pieces could be used for Marian celebrations throughout the church year. But simply describing the Vespers as service music belies the profound impact of Monteverdi’s music.

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Musically Speaking with Teresa M. Neff

Join H+H Historically Informed Performance Fellow Teresa M. Neff one hour before your performance for Musically Speaking with Teresa Neff, a pre-concert conversation of the pieces on Monteverdi Vespers.

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

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Dixit Dominus from Vespers of 1610
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, conductor

Pulchra es from Vespers of 1610
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, conductor