Performance Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 8 PM

English Baroque Soloists
The Monteverdi Choir

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine is a sacred work that draws upon a variety of secular early Baroque vocal styles. The music is quietly contemplative and joyously ecstatic, bringing an operatic sensibility for the first time to sacred music. The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, are renowned for their groundbreaking performances and recordings of this much-loved work.


  • English Baroque Soloists
  • The Monteverdi Choir
    Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
  • Francesca Aspromonte, Soprano
  • Francesca Boncompagni, Soprano
  • Mariana Flores, Soprano
  • Krystian Adam, Tenor
  • Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor
  • Andrew Tortise, Tenor
  • Alex Ashworth, Baritone
  • Gianluca Buratto, Bass
  • Robert Davies, Baritone
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus
    Dianne Berkun-Menaker, Artistic Director


  • MONTEVERDI Vespro della Beata Vergine


'Nissi Dominus' from Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine
English Baroque Solists | John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon


An Introduction to Before Bach

Before Bach
This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith Arron and Robert Shaw.
Funding for the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast series is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Public support for Carnegie Hall Live is made possible, in part, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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This performance is part of International Festival of Orchestras III, and Before Bach.

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