Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Date: August 24, 2010
Location: Colorado, USA
Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce Street
Sunday, October 24 at 4:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village (Denver) CO
Attend Colorado's only production of Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers in the 400th anniversary year of the work's publication. The music marks a turning point from the polyphony of the Renaissance to the melodic and virtuosic music of the early Baroque, and this thrilling and glorious work will be performed by a period instrument orchestra of sackbutts, cornettos, recorders, baroque strings, continue and choir. Presented with internationally known early music specialists under the direction of Evanne Browne, Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of Boulder, conducting the Chancel Choir and a select group of area choristers.
Soloists are soprano Amanda Balestrieri; mezzo soprano Marjorie Bunday; alto MB Krueger ; tenors Daniel Hutchings, Paul Stuber, and Philip Fryer; baritone Robert Gardner; bass Paul Munsch. Period orchestra is led by Baroque violinist Mimi Mitchell (Amsterdam, Netherlands), and features James Miller (New York), William Adams, cornetto; and Michael Holmes and Davie Searle (Washington DC) sackbutts; Linda Lunbeck and Michael Lightner, recorders; Ben Cohen, theorbo; Lara Turner, Baroque cello; Debra Throgmorton, harpsichord, and Gerald Holbrook, portative organ.
For information on the artists or to obtain tickets, please visit www.EarlyMusicColorado.org under Events/Monteverdi. For further information, contact Evanne Browne at 303-442-3770 x139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.