Canterbury Festival Opening Concert: The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Soprano: Katy Hill, Charlotte Mobbs
Tenor: Jeremy Budd, Mark Dobell
Bass: Ben Davies, Robert Davies
A stunning opening to the Festival by the fabulous ensemble, The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra performing one of the most magnificent pieces in the classical repertoire, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610.
Expect thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements ideally suited to the acoustics of the Cathedral Nave.
Conductor Harry Christophers says: ‘The Vespers is one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written. We will follow Monteverdi’s dictum recitar cantando – speak through singing – to maximum effect, bringing this glorious work to life.’
Sponsored by Canterbury Christ Church University.