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OBF on KWAX RADIO: Monteverdi Vespers

Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00am

Virtual Event

Monteverdi was already the greatest composer of his time when his Vespers for the Blessed Virgin was published in 1610. The instruments and voices required were extravagant for that time: virtuoso vocal soloists, two expert 5-part choruses, strings, cornetti and sackbuts (Renaissance brass instruments), recorders and a variety of continuo instruments. The 2014 OBF performance featured His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts from England, and the OBF Chorus and Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Matthew Halls.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Music


Oregon Bach Festival, School of Music and Dance, SOMD Marketing Use Only

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Residence Halls, Families, Graduate Students, New Students, Alumni


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