Bristol Baroque Festival: Splendours of Venice

Saturday 23rd March 2013 at 7.30pm

Exultate Singers
His Majestys Sagbuts and Cornetts
David Ogden conductor

Monteverdi Magnificat Primo a 8
Gabrieli Jubilate Deo a 8
Gabrieli Plaudite a 12
Gabrieli Omnes gentes
Giovanni Croce Mass for Four Choirs a 16
Giovanni Rigatti Dixit Dominus

Exultate Singers is joined by one of the world's leading period instrument ensembles for this concert of baroque music originally written for St Mark's Venice.

Experience the grandeur, opulence and drama of the wonderful multi-choir motets of Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Croce and Rigatti as the sound reverberates around the hall and balconies of St George's.

All the pieces are characterised by flamboyant operatic solos and virtuosic instrumental and choral writing, perfect for this inaugural Bristol Baroque Festival.

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts was founded in 1982. The group's illustrious-sounding name is taken from Matthew Locke's 'five-part tthings for His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts' that were probably played during the coronation celebrations for King Charles II in 1661. It is a recital group comprising two cornetts, three sackbutts and chamber organ / harpsichord, the ensemble is frequently asked to take part in projects with choirs: Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi Choir, the BBC Singers, Ex Cathedra, the choirs of Trinity, King's and St John's Colleges, Cambridge, as well as those of Westminster Abbey, St Paul's and Westminster Cathedrals, London.

Activities over the group's twenty-five year history have been diverse, ranging from sound and vision recordings for the BBC comedy The Two Ronnies, to appearances in the Salzburg Festival, St. Mark's, Venice, and the Sydney Opera House.


St George's, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR


Tickets are available in four price bands:

Central stalls and central balcony £21 (£19 concessions)
Side stalls and front row of side balcony £18 (£16 concessions)
Side stalls and second row of side balcony: £15 (£13 concessions)
Front two rows of side stalls and third row of side balcony £11 (£9 concessions)

How to book

Tickets are only available from St George's box office

- Telephone St George's box office on 0845 40 24 001

- or purchase from St George's box office in person. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 6pm, and at weekends from an hour before an evening concert.

- or buy online from the St George's box office

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How to find St George's

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St George's, Bristol