Texas Early Music Project presents Monteverdi 1610
Celebrate Monteverdi’s 450th birthday with a concert that would have lit all the candles on his birthday cake. Claudio Monteverdi was a major power in the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque, and his Vespers of 1610 includes elements of both musical eras. The Vespers is a powerhouse of widely diverse styles from beginning to end, ranging from virtuosic solos and duets to exuberant double-choir pieces in a glorious fusion of late Renaissance and early Baroque styles.
The 27-voice chorus includes guest soloists tenor Ryland Angel, bass Peter Walker, and tenor Temmo Korisheli. The rest of the many soloists are part of TEMP’s core singers, including Gitanjali Mathur, Jenifer Thyssen, Cayla Cardiff, Brett Barnes, and more. The expanded early Baroque orchestra includes three cornetti, three early trombones, bowed strings, and an amazing continuo section of three theorbos, harp, portative organ, and harpsichord.