CONCERT POSTPONED IN 19|20
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
MONTEVERDI Missa in illo tempore, Ave Maris Stella, Laudate pueri secondo, Magnificat, Hor che l’ciel e la terra
Founder and musical director of the ensemble Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo García Alarcón is also a brillant choir conductor, as can be heard in the exceptional work he has achieved since taking over the Chamber Choir of Namur.
Artist in residence at the Dijon Opera, he brings his extraordinary talent to Dijon for a programme focusing on Monteverdi, with works from two great periods in the composer’s creative life. Combined under the same dedication to Pope Paul V, the Missa in illo tempore and the hymn Ave Maris Stella of 1610 show the mastery achieved by the composer in the ancient and modern religious styles. Published in 1641 when Monteverdi was at the twilight of his creative life, the Selva morale e spirituale — from which the Laudate pueri and the Magnificat are derived — is the last testament of the chapel master of the Basilica di San Marco in the domain of sacred music.