Monteverdi Choir 50th anniversary concert, The Financial Times
The Financial Times, by Andrew Clark 6 March 2014

It began with the celebrant walking up the aisle alone and in silence – the man who, 50 years ago, shook the frame of western music and declared Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers to be a masterpiece. So began the gospel according to Sir John – today’s world-renowned septuagenarian conductor-scholar John Eliot Gardiner, who, back in 1964, was just a King’s College undergraduate with a bee in his bonnet. To achieve his goal of breathing life into Vespers, Gardiner founded the Monteverdi Choir – and the rest is indeed history.

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