This Easter, Venice Music Project will deliver a unique program featuring concerts on Holy Wednesday and Easter Sunday. These two appointments will allow you to discover two rarely heard musical treasures: Les Leçons de Ténèbres by M.A. Charpentier and the Requiem by N. Jommelli ♪♫♬


Les leçons de Ténèbres

Music by M.A. Charpentier, F. Ruffo



Music by N. Jommelli

These two masterpieces are rarely performed, and we are extremely excited to be offering the first modern day performance of the Requiem in Venice. Its last Venetian performance was more than 250 years ago!

To bring these concerts to life, Venice Music Project has united with a multitude of special guests that include: Dan Tidhar, Director; Johanna von der Decken, mezzo-soprano; Michele Fracasso, tenor; Claudio Pistolato, bass; and the Endesse Ensemble directed by choir master Justine Rappaccioli.
We also acknowledge the students from class VB of the school Liceo Classico “Marco Polo” (Venice), who discussed and perfected the text translations of the Requiem from Latin to Italian under the guidance of Prof. Franceschini.

Les leçons de Ténèbres was written by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and initially intended for Good Friday. However, as it was well-received he decided to write more "lessons" for the full three days of holy week. This composition is divided into three parts, each having as its theme three "lessons" that allegorically tell of the three consecutive days of mourning for Christ between his crucifixion and resurrection.

On Easter Sunday, Niccolo' Jommelli's Requiem awaits you. Jommelli was one of the greatest Italian musicians of his time, and it was he who gave the so-called Neapolitan school (referring to a method of writing and performing music) its most characteristic features. He was a great composer of operas, but didn't limit himself to that genre. This is demonstrated by the cantatas, the ballets, the interludes, and many more of his works that we have come to know. The Requiem was his most famous composition, and was the most widely beloved requiem of the eighteenth century – supplanted only by Mozart in the nineteenth century, and sadly erased form the memory of many.

2019 Calendar

Now available on our website the 2019 calendar with details on our upcoming concerts! To see the concert lineup and book your tickets click here.
or call us at +39 345 791 1948

or visit our ticket office open this week on Tuesday 16th-Wednesday 17th, and Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st

St. George's Anglican Church
Campo San Vio
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