Passion in P3

Helen-Jane Howells sings the soprano solos and Samuel Boden shares the role of the Evangelist in Vocal Futures’ staging of the St Matthew Passion. Accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Suzi Digby conducting, the performances take place on November 28, 29 & 30 at Ambika P3, in Marylebone Road, London, an industrial space that will be transformed for the occasion. Patrick Kinmonth directs. http://www.vocalfutures.org/

A shimmering, captivating choral sound

 Robert Howarth conducts the  Monteverdi Vespers 1610 with the Orchestra and Choir of the Enlightenment for the inaugural recording on OAE Released.  You can find details and audio snippets at http://www.oae.co.uk/standard.asp?ID=91 

Robert Howarth has assigned the parts to more versatile voices which can follow Monteverdi’s partbook outside their comfort zone, while using ingenious blends of voices to achieve a shimmering, captivating choral sound that seems to float effortlessly through the psalms.”-  The Independent

ExhiliratingBBC Radio 3 CD Review available to listen again until 4/3/11