Celebrating Monteverdi and Telemann: Cardiff University Chamber Choir

01/12/2017, 19:00 - 20:30

£5, free for students and under-18s

In 1613 the Procurators of St Mark’s, Venice, dearly hoped that Claudio Monteverdi would restore the musical supremacy of Venetian church music established by Willaert, Rore and Zarlino. They would not be disappointed. Monteverdi not only put St Mark’s back on the musical map, but left a legacy comprising, arguably, some of the most beautiful sacred works ever written. 2017 is the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth in 1567. It is also the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann in 1767.

One of the most prolific of all baroque composers, Telemann was considered by his contemporaries to have been a worthy rival of J.S.Bach and Handel, yet comparatively few of Telemann’s church compositions are well known today.

Join us as we celebrate the genius of Monteverdi and of some of his female contemporaries, juxtaposed with a rediscovery of the excellent compositional craft of Telemann, a composer who was almost entirely self-taught.

Programme to include:

Claudio Monteverdi:  Beatus Vir, Laudate Pueri, Missa Brevis a4

Sulpitia Cesis: Stabat Mater

Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: O caeli cives

Georg Philipp Telemann: Singet dem Herrn, Ein feste Burg, Missa Brevis

J.S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn BWV 230

Lawrence Whitehead: Creator Alme Siderum

This concert is part of the 2017/18 concert series at the School of Music.

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