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Fri. 21 Dec. 2018

7: 30 PM // Bastyr University Chapel

Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project

Monteverdi's Christmas Vespers

Presented in Partnership with Early Music Vancouver
With violins, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos, and voices under the direction of David Fallis, experience a recreation of the lavish celebration of Christmas Vespers from the Church of San Marco in 17th-century Venice, with music by the incomparable Claudio Monteverdi! Featuring works from his 1641 collection of sacred music, the concert will resound with the glorious sounds of a Christmas celebration you won’t soon forget.

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Program Length

2 hours with one intermission


Christmas Vespers
by Claudio Monteverdi

I Versicle: Deus in adiutorium
Respond: Domine ad adiuvandum me festina (Alessandro Grandi)

II Antiphon: Rex pacificus
Psalm 109: Dixit Dominum
Motet: Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius

III Antiphon: Magnificatus est
Psalm 110: Confitebor tibi
Motet: O bone Jesu

IV Antiphon: Completi sunt
Psalm 111: Beatus vir
Motet: Cantate Domino

V Antiphon: Scitote quia prope est regnum Dei
Psalm: 112: Laudate pueri

Motet: Salve Regina

VI Antiphon: Levate capita vestra
Psalm 116: Laudate dominum omnes gentes
Motet: Canzonetta spirituale sopra la nanna (Tarquinio Merula)

VII Hymn: Jesu redemptor omnium

VIII Antiphon: Cum ortus fuerit
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Music Director

David Fallis

Vocal Soloists

Arwen Myers
Danielle Sampson
Vicki St. Pierre
Colin Balzer
Kevin Skelton
Nicholas Burns
Paul Grindlay
Martin Auclair


Members of Sine Nomine Renaissance Choir, Seattle

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