Jessica Eucker soprano
Emily Atkinson soprano
Tristram Cooke countertenor
Mark Williams countertenor
Oliver Doyle tenor
Maxim Meshkvichev tenor
Joachim Sabbat bass
Alex Pratley bass
Jonatan Bougt theorbo
Harry Buckoke viola da gamba
Staged live at Holy Trinity Church, Rotherhithe, SE16 5HF.
On the anniversary of his death, Musica Antica Rotherhithe perform Francesco Cavalli's (1602 - 1676) Requiem, written in the final weeks of his life with the express intention of it being sung at his funeral, and in his memory at his burial place in the Church of San Lorenzo, Venice, thereafter.
In the 1650s, Cavalli held pride of place as the world's most succesful composer of opera, and his Requiem binds all his secular talents as a dramatist in a sacred setting, resulting in music that is intensely moving, yet also beautiful in its understated simplicity.
Alongside the Requiem will feature a range of music for voices and continuo, from Luigi Rossi's heart-wrenching cantata Disperar di se stesso and motets by his teacher Monteverdi and Barbara Strozzi, to a rarely-heard masterpiece of the late renaissance - Ludovicus Episcopius' Ghequetst Ben Ic Van Binnen.
As ever, home infused gins, wine and beer will be available before and during the concert from the bar.
Francesco Cavalli: Requiem
Claudio Monteverdi: Salve Regina
Luigi Rossi: Disperar di se stesso
Barbara Strozzi: O Maria quam pulchra es
Ludovicus Epsicopius: Ghequetst ben ic van binnen