Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: Harbrook Farm and Ramsbury Estates
Supported by: The Friends of Newbury Spring Festival

Corn Exchange

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Friday 19th May, Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury SN8 2QH
7.30pm (ends approx 9.35pm)




Armonico Consort
Christopher Monks director



A towering masterpiece of the early Baroque and one of the greatest pillars of music history was written for the special acoustic of St Mark’s, Venice, offering a stunning array of brilliant instrumental writing, opulent choruses and moving arias.


What better way to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth than by experiencing his most famous work in this performance by Armonico Consort (led by its director Christopher Monks), the period instrument ensemble that’s built a reputation for the freshness and drama of its interpretations.


“An excellent all-round performance in which Monks led and inspired a thoroughly good ensemble and displayed the sublime music of the master to its best.” Birmingham Post



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