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Midtown Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, in a performance by the Green Mountain project, a 25-member chamber ensemble of singers and instrumentalists led by violinist Scott Metcalfe. Sunday, January 3, 7 pm. A celebration of the work's 400th Anniversary. Free Admission. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street (betw 6th and 7th Aves), NYC. For information, call 212 222 4066.
The Green Mountain Project presents
Vespers of 1610
A 400th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, January 3, 2010
145 West 46th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, New York
Call for Press Reservations: 212 222 4066
Published in Venice when the composer was a court musician for the Duke of Mantua, the Vespers of 1610 is Claudio Monteverdi's monumental spiritual work for choir and chamber orchestra.
To celebrate the work's 400th anniversary, the Green Mountain Project--named for the English translation of Monteverdi--presents their fresh, exciting, historically-informed performance of this great work. An all-star cast of 25 singers and instrumentalists take up the Vesper's array of musical forms - sonata, motet, hymn, and psalm - building intimate, prayerful moments within the work's grand scale.
For this exceptional performance, the Green Mountain Project recreates many details of the work that are often set
aside in modern times, including a historically accurate pitch (of 465 Hz.) and original keys for every movement, performed on period instruments with gut strings.
This concert will be the first in the US to mark the anniversary of Monteverdi's masterwork.
The Green Mountain Project has gathered singers and players from around the country, specializing in the music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Sopranos: Jolle Greenleaf, Molly Quinn; Tenors: Marc Molomot, Jason McStoots, Aaron Sheehan, James Kennerley, Sumner Thompson, Steven Wilson; Baritones: Tyler Duncan, Scott Dispensa; Basses: Michael McCarthy, Steven Hrycelak; Violins: Scott Metcalfe, Julie Andrijeski; Viola: Daniel Elyar; Bass Violin: Emily Walhout; Violone: Anne Trout; Cornettos: Matt Jennejohn, Kris Kwapis; Sackbuts: Greg Ingles, Mack Ramsey, Erik Schmalz; Theorbos: Hank Heijink, Dan Swenberg; Organ: Avi Stein. Click here for photos and bios.
Members of the Green Mountain Project are available for interviews. Call 212 222 4066.
For hi-res photographs and further information about this program, call 212 222 4066.
For further information, check the website: www.greenmountainvespers.com
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