One of the most renowned collegiate choirs in the country, Caius College Choir, returns to Spitalfields with their take on Monteverdi’s madrigals. With arrangements of Monteverdi’s works by his own contemporaries they present a programme of often racy madrigals transformed into sacred works in Madrigals Transformed.
During University of Cambridge term time, they sing for regular services in the college chapel (the oldest purpose-built college chapel in the university still in use!) However, they also enjoy a large extra-curricular programme with regular concert performances and have recently been on tour to China.
The Caius Consort made their debut in last year’s Summer Festival in a programme of baroque music for Lutheran vespers. Comprising of recent Cambridge graduates, they have appeared on Radio 3’s In Tune.
Madrigals Transformed sheds a different light on Monteverdi’s madrigals and offers a rare opportunity to experience their alternative existence as sacred motets. These new motets helped bring some of Monteverdi’s finest music to a wider audience – very appropriate for Spitalfields Music!
Tuesday 14 December, 6.30pm
Christ Church Spitalfields
Tickets: £5 – £22