Dixit Dominus: An Italian Vespers

Sunday 18th November 2018, 6.30pm

St John’s Church, St John’s Road, Harpenden, AL5 1DJ

Dixit Dominus An Italian VespersFollowing on from last year’s liturgical performance of Monteverdi 1610 Vespers, Amici Voices are delighted to return to St John’s Southdown to further explore the wealth of music in the Vespers tradition. Performing in their distinctive one-voice-per-part style, Amici Voices chart the change and development in liturgical settings through the 17th and 18th centuries in sacred psalm settings by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Finetti, culminating in Handel’s great early work, Dixit Dominus.

Handel moved to Rome in 1707, aged just 22. It was here that his glorious Dixit Dominus was written. Full of youthful exuberance, it stands as a testament to Handel’s immersion in the Italian musical culture of the time.

Amici Voices is one of the most exciting young vocal ensembles in the UK today. Founded in Harpenden in 2012, they have given over 20 performances in the UK and Europe, most recently making their debut at St John’s Smith Square in London. Their first CD received 4* in the Telegraph.

This concert is generously supported by the Williams Church Music Trust.

Tickets for this concert are FREE with a retiring collection on the door to help cover costs. If you would like to help in anyway to support this concert, please get in touch here.