Soavi accenti: Glories of the Italian Madrigal

Claudio Monteverdi

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us as the Consort’s acclaimed vocalists offer an evening filled with harmonies that will transport you to 16th-century Italy.

Complimentary post-concert chocolate tasting by The Chocolate House!


Highly popular among music-lovers of the period, madrigals drew first from classicist texts as subjects for musical experimentation, helping to establish new aesthetic relationships between words and music by the 17th century. Composers wrote these animated and often daring compositions for two to eight voices, emphasizing secular subjects. Thanks to traveling musicians, madrigals spread throughout Europe, stimulating composers in countries including England and Germany to apply their own unique styles to the form, experimenting with new ways of using the human voice to tell stories and express emotions.

The Consort Chorus

Running Time: approximately 75 minutes, no intermission


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