St. Francis of Assisi
The structure and counterpoint of the West. The exotic flamboyance of the East. They met in Venice in 1610, and the splendor resounded. With this choral masterpiece, Monteverdi forged a dramatic and vivid new musical style, evoking the struggle between the archaic and the revolutionary and bridging Renaissance and Baroque styles in what is considered the grandest work of religious music before Bach. Apollo’s Fire brings seven vocal soloists, the renowned professional chamber choir Apollo’s Singers, and an orchestra of gleaming period instruments to the intimacy of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.