Claudio Monteverdi Vespers (1610)

Claudio Monteverdi Vespers (1610)

Saturday 23 June 7.00pm

City of Birmingham Choir
Conductor Adrian Lucas

With the Period instrument ensembles:

QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornet Ensemble
Musical & Amicable Society

Composed in 1610 and still thrilling audiences over 400 years later, the Monteverdi vespers is an iconic piece of work and one of the great pillars of the Baroque repertoire in the same way as Handel’s Messiah or Bach’s B minor Mass. Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear this incredible and remarkable piece of music performed by the City of Birmingham Choir together with soloists and period instrument ensembles in the magnificent surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral.

Tickets prices as follows: Front Nave  £25, Front Nave £21, Rear Nave  £18, Sides aisles £10

Booking details: Tickets available from the Cathedral Shop or 01452 768928 or online through our Box Office

Please note there will be no interval in this performance.

About the City of Birmingham Choir

‘Great Choral Music’

Birmingham audiences have enjoyed our choral performances for over 90 years, both in the historic Town Hall and in the magnificent acoustics of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.  Since our inception we have had an enormously productive musical partnership with the City’s internationally famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. 

We have a varied repertoire and as well thrilling audiences with the larger, well-known choral works; we also perform smaller, more intimate pieces in out of town venues such as Tewkesbury Abbey. We also actively seek out more challenging and newer compositions with the standard of our performances drawing praise from both critics and audience.

We have worked on joint projects with other choirs, such as when we combined with the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus for the much-praised centenary performances of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles and The Kingdom.   In addition we have also travelled abroad, we visited Paris in 2015 where we were privileged to sing mass at Notre Dame and most recently, Easter 2017, we were delighted to be able to travel to Vienna to perform Handel’s Messiah in the surrounds of the beautiful Stephansdom Cathedral.  

We are proud to be one of the few independent choirs still promoting and financing our own season of choral concerts with a professional symphony orchestra and soloists, and are committed to supporting choral music. In 2021 we will be celebrating our centenary and are already planning a series of events and concerts to mark 100 years of Great Choral Music.

Conductor: Adrian Lucas        

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