The Monteverdi Consort, St. Mary’s Artists in Residence, is a one-on-a-part vocal ensemble specializing in choral music of the Renaissance. This coming Sunday evening, February 19th at 7 p.m., they will present a Candlelight Concert at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 2325 Union Street (at Steiner) in San Francisco.
The concert features a cappella music of Burton, Brumel, Morales, Palestrina, Roussel, and most notably, Josquin des Prez, in which the solfège syllables- ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, play a structural and often symbolic role.
There will be a wine and cheese reception following the concert. I’ve been told that over the past few weeks some of the volunteers and staff at St. Mary’s have been caught standing just outside the door as the consort has been practicing in the church. Chip Grant, the Director of Music at the church, promises this concert is sure to transport you to another place and time. I can’t think of a better way to end the weekend.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. (Donations are always appreciated.) There will be a wine and cheese reception following the concert.
If you can't make this event, the next Candlelight Concert at SMV will feature The Real Vocal String Quartet, Sunday, March 18th, at 7 p.m.