Whitehall Choir – Monteverdi: Vespers – 7:45pm

Conductor: Joanna Tomlinson

London Baroque Sinfonia

Soloists: Zoë Brookshaw, Rebecca Outram, Gareth Treseder, Greg Tassell, Colin Campbell and James Oldfield

Tickets: £22, £16, £10

31 March 2022

7:45pm

Holy Trinity Sloane Square

Book Tickets

Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine or Vespers for the Blessed Virgin was published in 1610 for feast days of the Virgin Mary. It was written in the composer’s role as Maestro della Musica at the court of the Gonzaga Dukes of Mantua but this large-scale publication may have also been a calling card to try to secure a better position! Monteverdi skilfully demonstrates both the old religious style of writing as well as the more florid operatic style that was just emerging, with a thrilling combination of solo, choral and instrumental forces.
Whitehall Choir, under its dynamic Music Director Joanna Tomlinson, is one of London’s leading amateur choirs. They are joined by the London Baroque Sinfonia, whose members are some of the best players of period instruments in the UK.
Joanna Tomlinson is also Principal Conductor of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain Girls’ Choir and Artistic Director of Constanza Chorus. Recent engagements include conducting Bach’s Mass in B minor at Cadogan Hall with Constanza Chorus and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Ice and Fire
A programme of choral music from the Baltic region, including works by Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis and Galina Grigorjeva.
Thursday 30th June, St Peter’s Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL

Whitehall Choir is a Registered Charity No. 280478

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