Saturday, October 14, 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (EDT)
Saint Peter's Church on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, United States
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$45-$65 ($15 student)

Claudio Monteverdi — Selected works

It is a testament to how revered Claudio Monteverdi was during his lifetime that, seven years after his death in 1643 at the age of 76, his colleagues were moved to assemble and publish his late compositions. The results were the Messa et salmi of 1650 and the Madrigalie e canzonnette of 1651, crowning achievements of this master composer who had, nearly singlehandedly, ushered in the Baroque period in musical history. The musical ideas presented in these volumes reflect this master composer in his prime: endlessly creative, varied, and passionate. Within these pages lie the building blocks for a majestic "lost" Vespers that rivals the composer's famous Vespers of 1610.

Join the peerless singers and players of The Thirteen for the triumphant conclusion of our exploration of Monteverdi's sacred music in concerts replete with artistry, elegance, and passion.

This concert will receive 3 in-person performances:
- Friday, October 13, 7:30pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Alexandria
- Saturday, October 14, 7:30pm at Saint Peter's Church on Capitol Hill, DC
- Sunday, October 15, 5:30pm at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda

The Oct. 15 performance will also be livestreamed and available later on demand. All in-person tickets include access to the virtual performance on demand.

About The Thirteen

"Exquisite in every way" (Gramophone), The Thirteen is a professional choir and orchestra celebrated for re-imagining the potential of vocal music from many periods. Praised for performing with "striking color and richness" that "transfigures the listener" (The Washington Post) and "a tight and attractive vocal blend and excellent choral discipline" (American Record Guide), for over a decade the ensemble has been at the forefront of invigorating performances of masterworks ranging from early chant to world premieres and the centuries in between.

The Thirteen's discography includes a new recording of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610; the world premiere recording of Scott Ordway's opera The Outer Edge of Youth; Truth and Fable, which premiered in October 2019 and was pre-nominated for a Grammy award; the critically-acclaimed Christmas album Snow on Snow; and RADIANT DARK, which reached #28 on the iTunes Classical Charts.

Saint Peter's Church on Capitol Hill

313 2nd St SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States