Annapolis Chorale- Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Times: 7:30pm on Friday, 8:00pm on Saturday

Location: St. Anne's Church

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Mar 10
Mar 11
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Annapolis Chorale- Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Did “surround sound” first happen in 1610?  Possibly!  Claudio Monteverdi’s 1610 setting of the church Vespers service might be the first time this audio feature was used.   In any case, it changed church music forever.   Not known for evolving quickly or being cutting edge, church music needed some freshening up.  Enter Monteverdi.  He added a lot of operatic drama to church music with trumpets fanfares, by using multiple choruses, soloists and an orchestra – unheard of in those days.  Hear Monteverdi’s “surround sound” for yourself conducted by Maestro J. Ernest Green and performed by the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus and members of the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra in the perfect acoustics of historic St. Anne’s Church in the heart of  Annapolis.

Show Times:  7:30PM Friday  |  8:00 PM Saturday

Admission: $17, $45 including service fee

This Event is Brought to You By Live Arts Maryland

Annapolis Chorale-  Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Live Arts Maryland is a performing arts organization that is home base to The Annapolis Chorale, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the St. Anne’s Concert Series and the local presenter of the Washington Symphonic Brass. The mission of the organization is to enhance community life through performing and producing a wide variety of music. Live Arts Maryland is also home to a vibrant music education program for musicians of all ages. For young singers, the organization includes the Annapolis Youth Chorus and an apprentice program for qualified high-school music students. Adult singers may take advantage of seminars on vocal health and training.