Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers is one of the landmarks of the early Baroque, and one of the most beloved of early-music masterworks. The Vespers music is for an unspecified Marian feast, and can be adapted to fit several liturgies. We present Monteverdi’s spectacular music (along with instrumental interludes and the appropriate chant) in the context of Second Vespers for the Presentation of Mary in the Temple. This joyous feast celebrates a legend from Mary’s childhood, in which the young girl bravely enters the temple to be brought up and educated for her role.
Sonoma Bach Choir
Live Oak Baroque Orchestra
Saturday, November 18, 8PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 7:25PM
Sunday, November 19, 7PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 6:25PM