Monteverdi Vespers

New York, NY
May 2 @ 7 p.m. ET
Event Title
Monteverdi Vespers
When does it start?
05/02/2024 @ 7 p.m. ET
Event Host and/or Location
Trinity Church, NYC
What kind of event is it?
Event Details
Join us Thursday, May 2, at 7pm in Trinity Church, as The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra perform Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, considered one of the greatest works of sacred music ever written. Dedicated to Mary, this monumental masterpiece of the early Baroque period melds a variety of styles and musical techniques, such as the Medieval cantus firmus (derived from plainsong chant) and an elaborate, more “modern” counterpoint. The result is a moving, textural work of both intimacy and grandeur. Led by Avi Stein, organ.

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street has redefined the realm of 21st-century vocal music with peerless interpretations of both early and new works. Critics have praised the choir’s performances as “thrilling” (The New Yorker), “musically top-notch” (The Wall Street Journal), and “simply superb” (The New York Times).

Trinity Baroque Orchestra, the world-class period-instrument ensemble of Trinity Church Wall Street, has been praised by The New York Times for its “dramatic vigor” and “elegantly shaped orchestral sound.”

Avi Stein is the organist and chorus master at Trinity Church Wall Street. He teaches continuo accompaniment, vocal repertoire, and chamber music at the Juilliard School and is the artistic director of the Helicon Foundation. The New York Times described Stein as “a brilliant organ soloist” in his Carnegie Hall debut, and he was featured in Early Music America magazine as part of a new generation of leaders in the field.

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