Glories of Venice

Venice comes to Bristol in this wonderfully evocative concert featuring Venetian music of 16th and 17th century in the reverberant acoustic of All Saints’ Church, Clifton. This was the golden age of music in Venice when composers such as Monteverdi, Gabrieli and Croce wrote elaborate and exuberant music for the ceremonies of St Mark’s Basilica.

The concert includes some popular motets by these composers alongside the work of less well-known Venetian composers whose music is equally grand, flamboyant and full of Italian passion, including Rigatti and Donato. Much of the music is written for two or more choirs positioned around the church, creating a magnificent web of sound. For the large-scale pieces the choir will be joined by trombonists Will Hall, Garfield Austin and Luke Gilbert and violinists Roger Huckle and Emil Huckle-Kleve.

Come and enjoy the music of Venice with Italian refreshments to make you feel you’re in St Mark’s Square - without the price tag!


Sunday 5th July 2009 at 7.45pm


All Saints' Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2HY


All seats unreserved £12 (£10 concessions, £2 under 18s). Tickets will be on sale on the door (cash or cheques only).


Buccinate in neomenia tuba (à19) G Gabrieli
Magnificat à 7 con Istromenti Rigatti
Adoramus te, Christe Monteverdi
Cantate Domino Monteverdi
Tu es PetrusA Scarlatti
Lasciatemi morire Monteverdi
Adagiati Poppea; Oblivion soave Monteverdi
Dixit Dominus à 8 Rigatti
Sonata for two violins Boccherini
Laudans exultet gaudio Croce
Regina caeli laetare Croce
O bone Jesu Donato
O quam pulchra es Grandi
Ego flos campi Aleotta
Adoramus te Merulo
Magnificat à 33 G Gabrieli

Forthcoming concerts

Friday 10th July: Music at Saint Patricks

A concert at St Patrick's Church in Redfield, Bristol. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions, £2 under 12s) available online or by calling St Patrick's Parish Office on 0117 955 7662.

Sunday 12th July: Songs of Praise on BBC1

Singing pieces based around a theme of courage, Exultate Singers make another appearance on Songs of Praise. Recorded in St Alban's Church, Westbury Park, the pieces include David Ogden's beautiful arrangements of Dear Lord and Father of mankind and Be still my soul.

Saturday 25th July at 5pm: Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral

Exultate Singers sings Choral Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral in London. The service will include Howells' Gloucester Service and Sumsion's They that go down to the sea in ships, for the feast of St James the Apostle.

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