Annapolis Chorale- Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Did surround sound first happen in 1610? Possibly! Claudio Monteverdis 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 Monteverdis 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. Annes Church in the heart of Annapolis.
Show Times: 7:30PM Friday | 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $17, $45 including service fee