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BCS - Concert Notes
BCS Next Concert

Monteverdi
Vespers

7.30pm
10 March 2012

Bath Abbey

Messiah 2011, © Peter Bradshaw

Bath Choral Society's first performance under the baton of its new Musical Director, Will Dawes, is the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610. They perform with seven extremely talented soloists who have recently taken part in performances of the work with the Kings Consort, the Gabrieli Choir and the Monteverdi Choir. They are joined by the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, winners of the 2011 Gramophone award for Early Music.

Will Dawes said "I'm delighted to be directing the first performance of the Monteverdi Vespers given by Bath Choral Society. With its vibrant, energetic rhythms as well as soothing tunes that will tug at even the most stubborn heart strings, this is simply one of the greatest choral works and a piece that truly entertains."

The Monteverdi Vespers attracted renewed popularity in 2010, its 400th anniversary year. The choir is expecting a high level of interest following full houses for its acclaimed performances of Messiah with Jeremy Summerly in December 2011, building on the fine reputation that the choir has earned under its previous Musical Director, Matthew Bale.


Photograph: December's Messiah, Jeremy Summerly conducting © Peter Bradshaw.


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