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Monteverdi Vespers

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach

Robert Istad, conductor
Members of Pacific Chorale
Ruben Valenzuela, organ
Bach Collegium San Diego, with Tesserae Baroque

Be transported to a world of passionate choruses, virtuosic solos, dancelike rhythms and sensuous duets, with surprises around every turn! Robert Istad conducts Pacific Chorale’s first complete performance of Monteverdi’s stunning Vespers of the Blessed Virgin of 1610, featuring the accomplished period instrumentalists of Bach Collegium San Diego, with director Ruben Valenzuela at the organ. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of history’s most dramatic, varied, and exuberant sacred choral works—written to impress a Pope!

Special Thanks to Our Generous Season Sponsors

Platinum Season Sponsor · Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons

Silver Season Sponsor · Charles and Ling Zhang

Monteverdi's masterpiece, the stunningly creative Vespers for the Blessed Virgin of 1610, comes to life under the baton of Robert Istad, conducting the combined forces of Pacific Chorale and Bach Collegium San Diego.