Our long-running project concludes with Monteverdiユs first and best-known opera, the work that effectively established a brilliant new genre. It tells the familiar Greek myth of Orpheusユ descent into Hades in search of Euridice, but the original tragic conclusion is replaced by the appearance of Orpheusユ father Apollo, who reunites Orpheus and Euridice. Monteverdiユs superb music, expressive and brilliant by turns, made a profound impact at the time, as it has done in modern times.

This will be a memorable occasion, not to be missed. The cast of notable early music singers is accompanied by 22 musicians playing the instruments specified by Monteverdi: natural trumpet, cornetts, sackbuts, dulcian, a violin consort, three theorboes, double harp, two harpsichords, chamber organ and regal.

concert performance

    Philippa Hyde   soprano

    Faye Newton   soprano

    Charles Daniels   tenor

    Daniel Auchincloss   tenor

    Stuart O’Hara   bass


    The John Jenkins Consort & friends

    directed by   Peter Holman

Event date: 
Friday, 26 August 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Ticket Prices: 
£20, £15 unreserved, under-30: half-price
Event Poster: 
St Mary's Church
Church Street
IP7 5DT Hadleigh
United Kingdom