Please join us for an Open Rehearsal of the upcoming concert "In the Shadow of Monteverdi" as part of Canada's Culture Days!
Sunday, September 26th, from 3:30-5:30 pm at
MacNeill Baptist Church, 1145 King St. W., Hamilton.
An Open Rehearsal with Capella Intima- Music of the early Baroque. Come and see how it all comes together- starting with the very first reading, and through the rehearsal process!
Capella Intima is a vocal and instrumental ensemble specializing in the music of the 17th century. The programme being presented next month, "In the Shadow of Monteverdi" features three singers (tenor, baritone and bass) with a continuo group of portative organ and gamba. This concert includes music both sacred and secular by composers who were Venetian contemporaries of the great Claudio Monteverdi, but never achieved his "superstar" status. History has not been kind to Grandi, Legrenzi, Bonini, and the others, but their music was a major contribution to the explosion of musical creativity in early 17th- century Venice.
This open rehearsal will include discussion of "historically-informed performance", as well as addressing issues of ensemble, blend, and how concensus is reached within the ensemble. For all singers, lovers of Baroque music, and anyone who wants to hear something really beautiful!
This event, like all Culture Days events, is free!
Refreshments will be served.
More information about Culture Days can be found at www.culturedays.ca
Welcome to Capella Intima
Here are excerpts from our November, 2011 concert: Venice and Beyond, featuring the music of composers trained in Venice whose careers flourished in other parts of Italy and the rest of Europe. (See poster below)
Artistic Director and Founder Bud Roach was busy recording The Grandi Project this past summer. Several of the 22 arias in Grandi's Third volume of arias from 1626 have been featured in Capella Intima concerts. Bud will also be performing selections from the recording at the Toronto Early Music Fair on September 29th, 2012.
Check out some excerpts and historical background in this promotional video for the project:
Please see details below about our concerts on March 16th and 17th.
We are presenting two beautiful pieces of music: the oratorio "Giuseppe", possibly by Luigi Rossi, preceded by a setting of "Laudate pueri" by Rovetta- an hour-long concert with beautiful ensembles, arias, and instrumental interludes.
Here are some excerpts from our first rehearsals earlier this week. You can hear more about Capella Intima and these works on John Terauds's first podcast on his blog at www.musicaltoronto.org
We look forward to meeting you this weekend!