Splendours of Venice

Saturday 29th March 2014 at 7.30pm

with His Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts

Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612)
O magnum mysterium; Magnificat à 33; Buccinate; Angelus ad pastores ait à 12

Andrea Gabrieli (1532-1585)
Agnus Dei from Missa Pater Peccavi

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Beatus Vir; Gloria

Gioseffo Guami (1542-1613)
Laetentur caeli; In die tribulationis; Magnus Dominus

Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Cantate Domino

Baldassare Donato (1525-1603)
O bone Jesu

Bristol’s accomplished chamber choir Exultate Singers is joined by one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles for this concert of music originally written for St Mark’s Venice.

Experience the grandeur, opulence and drama of wonderful multi-choir motets by Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, Gioseffo Guami and Hans Leo Hassler sung in true surround sound with singers positioned around the hall.

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 ensemble comprising four cornetts (16th century curved woodwind instruments), four sackbutts (early trombones) and chamber organ, which has performed alongside some of the UK's leading choirs including Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi Choir, the BBC Singers and Ex Cathedra.

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.


Tickets are available in four price bands:

Central stalls and central balcony £21 (£19 concessions)
Front row of side balconies, side stalls £19 (£17 concessions)
Side stalls (some restricted view) and second row of side balcony £16 (£14 concessions)
Front two rows of side stalls and third row of side balcony £10 (£8 concessions)

Students in full time education £6
Under 18s £4

St George's box office charges booking fees as follows: £1 administration fee charged per transaction plus £1 card transaction fee and 70p postage where applicable.


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

How to book

- Telephone St George's box office on 0845 40 24 001, open Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 6pm

- Or purchase from St George's box office in person. The box office is open for personal callers on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 noon to 6pm.

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

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