The maritime republic of Venice played a unique role in the music of the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque. From the songs of the gondoliere to the splendour of the sacred works sung in St Mark’s basilica, music was at the heart of the city’s culture. In the glorious acoustic of Holy Trinity Long Melford, Cambridge Renaissance Voices recreate this Venetian soundworld, accompanied by the sackbuts and cornetts of I Musici della Contessa, including music by Lassus, Gabrieli, and Monteverdi, whose Ave Maris Stella - a characteristically Venetian celebration of the Virgin Mary as ‘star of the sea’ - comes at the culmination of his Vespers of 1610.
Cambridge Renaissance Voices
with sackbutts and cornets from I Musici della Contessa
Tickets £16.50 on the door, or £15 online at http://www.cambridgerenaissancevoices.org.uk/