Monteverdi Choir to Present Works by Bach & Handel on U.S. Tour

By Chris Ruel

After a successful European tour, maestro Dinis Sousa takes Monteverdi Choir on the road, with a U.S. tour featuring performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Handel’s “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moder” before moving on to London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Inspired by Milton’s poetry and compiled in a libretto by Charles Jennens, Handel’s work captures a spectrum of human emotions, from joy to melancholy set against an English rural and urban backdrop.

The tour schedule is as follows.

Mass in B Minor & “L’Allegro, ed il Moderato”

Performance Dates: Oct. 20 & 21, 2023, at Harris Theater, Chicago

Mass in B Minor & “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato”

Performance Date: Oct. 23, 2023, at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

Mass in B Minor

Performance Date: Oct. 25 & 26, 2023, at Carnegie Hall

Mass in B Minor & “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato”

Performance Date: Oct. 28, 2023, at Paroisse Saint Francois d’Assisse, Ottawa

“L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato”

 Performance Date: Oct. 31, 2023 at St Martin-in-the Fields, London

Soloists for “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” include Alex Ashworth, Samantha Clarke, Hilary Cronin, Sarah Denbee, Jonathan Hanley, Bethany Horak-Hallett, Frederick Long, Alison Ponsford-Hill, and Nick Pritchard

Soloists for Mass in B Minor include Alex Ashworth, Hilary Cronin, Jonathan Hanley, Bethany Horak-Hallett, Frederick Long, Reginald Mobley, and Nick Pritchard