'I Fagiolini combine a rare balance of intellect and musical excellence' Sydney Morning Herald
Robert Hollingworth Director
With the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Monteverdi Dixit Dominus
Confi tebor tibi Domine
Ut queant laxis
Salve, O Regina
Gabrieli Magnificat in 14 parts
Palestrina/Bovicelli Divisions on 'Ave verum corpus'
Castello Violin Sonata
Viadana Deus in adiutorium
In the first of two concerts at Glyndebourne this year, one of the world’s most exciting vocal ensembles celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi by delving into the lesser known delights of the composer’s sacred music.
Reconstructing a service of Vespers as it might have been celebrated in 1640, I Fagiolini is joined by the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble in vividly virtuosic, yet rarely heard, works by the great master of early music and gems by some of his contemporaries.
Voices, cornetts, sackbuts, Baroque violins, theorbos and organ blend thrillingly in music of rare spiritual and emotional power.
I Fagiolini is renowned for its innovatory productions and The Other Vespers pushes deeper into the territory that the ensemble explored in its ground-breaking production and film, The Full Monteverdi.
Experiencing I Fagiolini within the special surroundings of Glyndebourne Opera House will be a unique experience for festival audiences – an exquisite and highly original way of marking Monteverdi’s birthday.