?If there were a Nobel prize for choirs, the Monteverdi Choir should be its laureate.? ~ Le Monde, France
Under the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales, the English Baroque Soloists ? a sister orchestra of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique ? have long been established as one of the world?s most beloved period instrument orchestras. Throughout their repertoire, ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart and Haydn, they are equally at home in chamber, symphonic and operatic repertoire and the distinctive sound of their warm and incisive playing is instantly recognizable. Famous over the past 45 years for its virtuosic singing, The Monteverdi Choir has consistently been acclaimed as one of the best choirs in existence, noted for its ability to switch composer, language and idiom with complete stylistic conviction. Here, they perform the exquisite Vespro della Beata Vergine by the late Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi.
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Program Notes LIVE
6:00pm | UNC’s Gerrard Hall
Before the performance, join Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a conversation on Monteverdi, historically informed performance, and the early music revival. The conversation will be moderated by Tim Carter, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music at UNC.
Performance Length: 100 minutes
Late Seating Policy: Limited
Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity.