Antiphonus Vocal Ensemble
The ante-earthquake Baroque splendour of the City will be sung by the magnificent 1610 Monteverdi piece Vespro della beata Vergine as performed by the Antiphonus vocal ensemble who have, since their formation in 2008 been performing regularly at major Croatian and international festivals and alongside renowned soloists, always giving their best for their audiences and their enjoyment. Nourishing the sound that aims at a melange between the tradition of a full bodied eastern European vocals and the western balance and purity, Antiphonus are building a wide-range repertoire from the plainchant to the recently written, cross-over, or commissioned works. Paying special attention to the Croatian contemporary music, they premiered pieces of the foremost Croatian authors, but also gave the first contemporary performances of the newly emerged works from the dusty libraries. Antiphonus have, meanwhile, been making recordings frequently for the Croatian Radio and Television, as well as collecting nominations and awards. Their two annual concert series in Zagreb, The Triads, featuring chamber vocal music, madrigals and baroque opera, and Trinitas that presents sacred a cappella and oratorio concerts are one of their crowning achievements, always receiving high praises and inspiring audiences.
"Concerto dei venti"
Samuel Scheidt: Canzon Bergamasca
J.S. Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon a 5
J.S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn
O Jesu Christ meins Lebens Licht
Johann Schein: Die mit Traenen saeen (Israelbruennlein)
Claudio Monteverdi: Ecco mormorar l'onde (II book of madrigal)
G.P. da Palestrina/Rognoni: Io son ferito (diminutions)
C. Monteverdi: Hor che il ciel e la terra (VIII book of madrigal)