• Date and time: Wednesday 4 October 2023, 7pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Tickets: £25; concessions £23; students £7, booking required

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Monteverdi   1610 Vespers

To launch our 2023/24 season, I Fagiolini and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble join forces for Monteverdi’s spectacular 1610 Vespers. As Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini writes, ‘after many years, we return to this iconic, if sometimes misunderstood work, with a truly stellar line-up of performers dipped in the Monteverdi cauldron when young. Much of the glory of the Vespers’ psalm settings is in their detail, too often lost in the vast acoustics of cathedrals. Monteverdi even suggests the more intimate “chapels or chambers of princes” for the publication’s motets. Experience the music in the acoustic clarity of the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall – up to date with the latest research – as I Fagiolini and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble offer an intimate guide to this defining work.'

Sponsored by Steve Brosnan and the I Fagiolini Charitable Trust.

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth  director, organ
Julia Doyle  soprano
Martha McLorinan, Ciara Hendrick  mezzo-soprano
Hugo Hymas, Matthew Long, Nicholas Mulroy, Nicholas Hurndall Smith  tenor
Greg Skidmore, Sam Gilliatt  baritone
Charles Gibbs, Frederick Long  bass
Persephone Gibbs, Naomi Burrell  violin
Gavin Kibble  bass violin
William Hunt  bass viol
William Lyons  dulcian, recorder
Eligio Quinteiro, Lynda Sayce  chitarrone
Aileen Henry  harp

English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble

Gawain Glenton, Conor Hastings, Nicholas Perry  cornett
Emily White, Tom Lees, Adrian France  sackbut

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