The Sixteen

Monteverdi Vespers

The Sixteen choir & orchestra

Harry Christophers conductor

"Quite simply one of the greatest pieces of sacred music ever written, mixing profound expression with unfailing musical beauty."  Harry Christophers describes the dazzling masterpiece which landed Claudio Monteverdi the job of maestro di cappella at St Mark's Basilica in Venice in 1613. Unparalleled in scale and opulence, this extraordinary work shares the same dedication as Temple Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary. And the ancient church is sure to add an acoustic halo, just as St Mark's did when the work was heard there 400 years ago.

Duration: approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (including interval)

This concert is generously sponsored by:
The Roger & Ingrid Pilkington Charitable Trust
Katie Bradford, Michael Conlon KC, Bruce A Harris, and Lionel Persey KC

Venue: Temple Church
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"These musicians achieved a magical balance between the extroversion of performance and the introspection of prayer"

★★★★ Financial Times on The Sixteen's performance of Monteverdi's Vespers

Tickets for our Autumn and Winter Season

A priority booking period for supporters is currently in place.

Tickets go on sale to the public at 8.30am on Tuesday 23rd July 2024.


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