Prince of Light &
Prince of Darkness

Crescendo presents Motets & Madrigals by two remarkable composers of the Early Baroque: Claudio Monteverdi and Carlo Gesualdo. Monteverdi lived in a time of great change, as the vocal polyphony of the Renaissance gave way to the textures of the early Baroque. He harnessed both styles with great skill and wrote successfully in every vocal genre. His contemporary Carlo Gesualdo’s vocal music is among the most experimental and expressive of the Late Renaissance. One of the most obvious characteristics of his music is the extravagant text setting of words representing extremes of emotion. Gesualdo was a brilliant musician whose troubled mind often expressed itself in his work.

Performers are the Crescendo Vocal Ensemble with Hideki Yamaya(theorbo), accompanied and directed by Christine Geverton the organ.

Saturday, April 6, 6 pm

Tickets: $35 general seating, $60 premium seating, and $10 students
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Trinity Church
484 Lime Rock Rd
Lakeville (Lime Rock)