20 Sep 2019

Monteverdi Apprentices Showcase Recital - King’s College London Chapel

On Thursday 19 September 2019, our 2018/19 Monteverdi Apprentices, alongside members of the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists and under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner, performed their final recital in the intimate surroundings of King’s College London’s Chapel.

This performance marked the conclusion of a year long-tenure for the nine gifted young singers we appointed in 2018 as our Monteverdi Apprentices. The music heard in this recital celebrated the aims of the Programme, embracing works in several languages and styles, ranging from folksongs and canons to the most sophisticated polyphonic text-settings by Bach and Monteverdi. Furthermore, it was a distillation of the holistic approach to music-making offered by the programme and offered a window into a year of hard work and dedication by all those who took part.


Brahms - Einförmig ist der Liebe Gram, Op. 113, No. 8

Monteverdi - Vattene pur, crudel (Madrigals Book 3, 1592)

Monteverdi - Vivrò fra i miei tormenti (Madrigals Book 3, 1592)

Schütz - Ich beschwöre euch, SWV 339

Bach - Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Purcell - Let mine eyes run down with tears

Brahms - Nachtwache I, Nachtwache II, Letztes Glück (from Fünf Gesänge, Op. 104, No. 1, 2 & 3)

Saint-Saëns - Calme des nuits, Op. 68, No. 1

Fauré - Madrigal, Op. 35

Grainger - I’m Seventeen Come Sunday

Grainger - Danny Boy (encore)

2018/2019 Monteverdi Apprentices
Sam Cobb - soprano
Jonathan Hanley - tenor
Laura Jarrell - soprano
Michael Lafferty - baritone
Charlotte La Thrope - soprano
Angus McPhee - baritone
Victoria Meteyard - soprano
James Quilligan - bass-baritone
Margarita Slepakova - mezzo-soprano

For biographies of our current choral Apprentices, please click here