Press Release: Consortium Carissimi presents Monteverdi’s Vespers May 12-14

Consortium Carissimi presents Monteverdi’s Vespers May 12, 13, and 14 SAINT PAUL, MN (4/17/17) – Consortium Carissimi, a local group devoted to showcasing the sacred and secular music of the early Roman Baroque, will present Monteverdi’s Vespers May 12th, 13th, and 14th, at several locations in the Twin Cities. Monteverdi’s Vespers is considered A madrigal performance with 10-part choir and …

The Vespers

In 1610 Monteverdi published one of his finest works, the Vespers, comprising a Mass, 2 Magnificats, 11 “motets,” and an orchestral sonata. In it he combines solos, ensembles, choral writing for one and two choirs of up to five voices each, orchestral ritornelli (some in six real parts), in addition to a sonata, and obbligati for various instruments. The style …