Monteverdi Vespers of 1610


Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
St. Anne’s Church

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Use our quick, online link to purchase, print and go!  Or call the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640


Did “surround sound” first happen in 1610?  Possibly!  Claudio Monteverdi’s 1610 setting of the church Vespers service might be the first time this audio feature was used.   In any case, it changed church music forever.   Not known for evolving quickly or being cutting edge, church music needed some freshening up.  Enter Monteverdi.  He added a lot of operatic drama to church music with trumpets fanfares, by using multiple choruses, soloists and an orchestra – unheard of in those days.  Hear Monteverdi’s “surround sound” for yourself conducted by Maestro J. Ernest Green and performed by the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus and members of the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra in the perfect acoustics of historic St. Anne’s Church in the heart of  Annapolis.

All students can attend this concert FREE!

**NEW THIS YEAR **  Shuttle service!  Park for free at the Bladen Street lot and take the shuttle to the church and back!  No walking in the dark or the weather!