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  Dark Horse Consort

Dark Horse Consort

  Molly Quinn, Soloist

Molly Quinn, Soloist

  Lawerence Jones, Soloist

Lawerence Jones, Soloist

  Linda Jones, Soloist

Linda Jones, Soloist

  Michele Kennedy, Soloist

Michele Kennedy, Soloist

  Joseph Beutel, Soloist

Joseph Beutel, Soloist

monteverdi
vespers of 1610

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8pm
Concert at The Church of the Ascension, Fifth Ave at Tenth Street, NYC


Featuring Soloists Linda Jones, Michele KennedyMolly Quinn, Melanie Russell, Elena Williamson, Joseph Beutel, Jason EckTimothy Hodges, Brandon HynumLawrence Jones, Scott Mello and early music ensemble The Dark Horse Consort

The towering masterpiece of the late Renaissance-early Baroque, Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 was the most ambitious work of sacred music until Bach’s great oratorios more than a century later. It expresses the pageantry of grand Venetian style and the intimacy of solo serenade in a striking assimilation of both old and new styles. This creates an astonishing variety of “modern” music superimposed upon an old-style cantus firmus technique. The two styles are reconciled with breathtaking beauty, and the technique allows Monteverdi to build an enormous structure that surpasses anything his contemporaries were able to achieve. No other surviving work from the time is written on such a scale. The forces alone were unheard of in its day: strings, recorders, dulcian, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos, harpsichord, organ, two choirs and many vocal soloists, including tenors “echoing” from a remote stairwell. 

We are proud to feature the Dark Horse Consort, which is comprised of the finest period instrumentalists in the United States.

  Melanie Russell, Soloist

Melanie Russell, Soloist

  Timothy Hodges, Soloist

Timothy Hodges, Soloist

  Scott Mello, Soloist

Scott Mello, Soloist

 Brandon Hynum, Soloist

Brandon Hynum, Soloist

 Jason Eck, Soloist

Jason Eck, Soloist