Vespers in Rome

The Crypt Choir and Chamber Orchestra travelled to Rome over half term to give two of three performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers, the third being in London this week. The concerts were in Chiesa san Marcello al Corsa, in central Rome, and Santuario della Madonna Quercia, in nearby Viterbo, both to huge audiences (standing room only) and both received standing ovations. As well as performing the concerts, pupils enjoyed sightseeing trips around ancient Rome, a visit to the ‘Monster Park’, and sang the Sunday midday Mass at the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore.