March 2018 - Monteverdi's Vespers
"... nothing can obscure the brilliance, beauty and power of Monteverdi’s music, so full of unforgettable moments." Lindsay Kemp
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Choir and soloists, with historic instruments including sackbuts and cornetts conducted by Tina Guthrie
Saturday 24th March 2018, 7.30pm
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The Torbay Singers was formed in summer 1967 through a merger of the Torquay Philharmonic Society and the Lansdowne Singers. To celebrate 50 years of music-making in South Devon and beyond, the choir is delighted to present a special celebration season of major events, starting with a sparkling Christmas celebration, Joy to the World on Saturday 2nd December. Spring will fulfil a long-held ambition to present Monteverdi's splendid Vespers of 1610, with an orchestra including historic brass instruments evoking the majesty of St Mark's Venice. Summer takes the choir back to the serene surroundings of Buckfast Abbey for a programme of sacred song.
24th March 2018, 7.30pm
All Saints Church, Babbacombe
Monteverdi - Vespers of 1610
With choir, historical instruments and soloists
16th June 2018, 7.15pm
Sacred Music at Buckfast Abbey
Come and Sing
Monteverdi's Vespers (1610)
Choral Workshop directed by Tina Guthrie
Saturday 27th January 2018, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Exeter School Music Hall, Victoria Park Road, Exeter, EX2 4NS
Working on selected movements through the day we will increase our insight into this wonderful work while also focusing on aspects of vocal technique. We will be singing from the Novello: Dennis Stevens edition.
Choral fee £15 (£5 for under-25s in full time education)
includes refreshments in tea/coffee breaks. Please bring your own lunch.
Places must be booked and paid for in advance.
The Torbay Singers is an auditioned chamber choir based in Torquay and South Devon. The choir will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017-18. The group welcomes members from all over South Devon and performs a varied and exciting programme from renaissance a capella music, through baroque and classical masterpieces to jazz and contemporary music.
Under the guidance of our Musical Director Tina Guthrie, the choir goes from strength to strength with recent successes including Will Todd's uplifting Mass in Blue, Ramirez's exotic Navidad Nuestra, Bach's exuberant Christmas Oratorio and Mozart's magnificent Great Mass in C minor.