Vespers of 1610

Claudio Monteverdi

with Houston Chamber Choir, Ars Lyrica Houston, and The Whole Noyse

Co-Sponsored by Moores School of Music (University of Houston) and Houston Chamber Choir

Two performances:
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, 8 p.m.
and Thursday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m.


Moores Opera House
University of Houston
(UH exit 16 off Cullen)

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SPECIAL NOTE ON TICKETS: For this concert, tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the Moores Opera House box office at 713-743-3313. (Not the Houston Early Music ticket line!) Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and students.

Houston Early Music, Houston Chamber Choir, and Moores School of Music, University of Houston join in presenting Monteverdiís sacred masterpiece Vespers of 1610 in two performances on Thursday, November 13 and Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Moores Opera House, University of Houston.

Houston Chamber Choir, Robert Simpson, Artistic Director and Ars Lyrica Houston under the direction of Dr. Matthew Dirst will be joined by the period instrument ensemble, The Whole Noyse.

Soloists are: 

Melissa Givens and Katherine Wallace, sopranos
Ralph Sanders, alto
Joseph Gaines and Eduardo Tercero, tenors
Samuel Handley and Aaron Sorensen, basses

Prior to the November 15th performance at 7:00 in the Moores School of Music, renowned Monteverdi scholar, Dr. Jeffrey Kurtzman will present a lecture entitled "Honoring the Virgin, the Pope and Advertising Himself: Claudio Monteverdiís Vespro della Beata Vergine of 1610."

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the door or by calling the Moores Opera House box office at (713) 743-3313.

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Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 [Cover graphic]

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