Monteverdi et al – Venetian Vespers for the Ascension

Monteverdi et al – Venetian Vespers for the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension (Fèsta de ła Sènsa) was, and remains, a major public celebration of Venice’s glory. It culminates in the renewal of the ritual marriage between the city and the sea, as a symbolic gold ring is thrown into the lagoon. This mouthwatering ‘fantasy’ Vespers, devised by Andrew Griffiths, brings together music from Monteverdi’s later publications with sumptuous motets – including Giovanni Gabrieli and Giovanni Croce – reflecting both the religious and political pomp of this lavish festival.

Soprano: Helen Ashby, Kate Ashby
Alto: Emma Ashby, Cara Curran
Tenor: Jonathan Hanley, Benedict Hymas
Bass: James Arthur, Jimmy Holliday

With the Monteverdi String Band and the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, with lutenist Eligio Quinteiro
Conductor: Andrew Griffiths

Date and Time
Saturday, November 19, 2022
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

All Saints Kingston

Adults: £16
Concessions: £14
Under 18s & full-time students: £8

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