Friday 23 June 2017 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, London, UK
Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm
Phone 020 7638 8891
About this concert
As the culmination of the AAM's 2016-17 celebrations of the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth, the orchestra and Choir of the AAM perform his Vespers of 1610.
This landmark work may be one of the most elaborate calling cards ever created. At the time the Vespers were composed Monteverdi was highly regarded as a secular composer but yearned for a role at the papal court. He never quite managed to work for a Pope, but did happily spend his last years at the Doge's court in Venice.
The orchestra and Choir of the AAM directed by Richard Egarr are joined by a stunning cast of soloists including tenors Charles Daniels and Thomas Hobbs and soprano Rowan Pierce.
"The Choir of the AAM sings with fine clarity... Everything else was expressive." FINANCIAL TIMES
Priority booking is available for AAM Society members. For more information about supporting the Academy of Ancient Music, please contact Heppy Longworth at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01223 341092.