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Early Music

Vox Luminis

Sacred Monteverdi
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 8PM
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th Street)

Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis performs a program of emotive sacred works by Claudio Monteverdi, specifically selections from his Selva Morale e Spirituale (or Moral and Spiritual Forest). The chamber ensemble (10 singers plus strings, harp, and organ) expertly navigates the liturgical works from this unique and complex anthology, featuring a variety of genres from motets to masses.

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Photo by Tom Blaton

Dezron Douglas is one of the most in-demand young bassists in jazz today. He has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries such as Pharoah Sanders, Cyrus Chestnut, George Cables, Keyon Harrold, and Makaya McCraven. The New York-based composer, bandleader, and sideman was featured in Miller's Live from Columbia digital series over the pandemic, and now returns with his new quartet.

Repertoire

  • Claudio Monteverdi O bone Jesu
  • Claudio Monteverdi Selections from Selva morale e spiritual (1640-41)
  • Gloria in excelsis Deo, ‘concertata’ SV258
  • Dixit Dominus II, ‘concertato’ SV263
  • Beatus vir SV268
  • Adoramus te Christe SV289
  • Crucifixus, ‘concertato’ SV259
  • Laetaniae della Beata Vergine SV204
  • Confitebor tibi Domine III, ‘stile alla franzese’ SV267
  • Magnificat I SV28

Performers

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    Vox Luminis

“...the world’s finest choral ensemble”

— Berkeley Daily Planet
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