Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

$58 per person
August 2
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Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
Christ Church Cathedral

Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Alexander Weimann – Conductor
Hana Blažíková & Sherezade Panthaki – Sopranos
Nicholas Burns & Emma Parkinson – Altos
Charles Daniels, Haitham Haidar, & Oliver Dalton – Tenors
Steven Bélanger – Baritone
Drew Santini & Jonathon Adams – Basses

Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is an undisputed masterpiece of spiritual and emotional depth, at times intimate and reverent, grand and dramatic, thrilling and sensual. Brilliant instrumental writing paired with impressive choruses and solos create an opulent tribute to the Virgin Mary, a testament to Monteverdi’s attention to the expressive power of music.

In this performance of this rarely-performed work, Alexander Weimann leads ten international soloists and a collection of 17th-century instrumentalists, including the peerless Bruce Dickey on cornetto.

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.