Guildford Chamber Choir’s Italian Baroque concert on Saturday 16th March at 7:30 in St Nicolas’ Church brings the sunshine of the Mediterranean to Surrey. George Frideric Handel’s virtuosic Dixit Dominus was written in Rome in 1707 when the composer was just 22 and at the very start of his career. In contrast we have from Venice a late work of Claudio Monteverdi, his effervescent Beatus vir, dating from 1640. The third choral work in our programme is a rarely heard setting of the Magnificat by an almost exact contemporary of Handel, the Neopolitan Francesco Durante.
We are delighted to be joined by the early music instrumentalists of Accademia del Guado d’Oro and the concert will be directed by our Principal Conductor, Max Barley.
The local charity that we will be supporting on this occasion is Sight for Surrey.