The internationally acclaimed Baroque ensemble, led by maestro Rubén Dubrovsky, enchants the audience with Claudio Monteverdi’s “Selva morale e spirituale.” Monteverdi is considered the father of opera, but he also wrote sacral music; in this 1641 work he merged the rhythms of folk music with psalms from the Old Testament. The acoustics of the cathedral and the use of historic instruments such as the theorbo and the zink add to the experience, along with the powerful vocals of soloists Soetkin Elbers, Jakob Huppmann, Jan Petryka, Gerd Kenda and many more.
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A Slum Symphony
Explores how the power of music has transformed the lives of children in Venezuela's most impoverished areas.
Oscar Peterson: Keeping the Groove Alive
Perfectionist, practical joker, and one of the all-time greatest exponents of jazz, Oscar Peterson is unlike any music legend that ever was or ever...
Bloodied But Unbowed: Early Vancouver Punk
In the late '70s and early '80s Vancouver, punk music reared its ragged rancid head and let forth a rebel howl. Director Susanne Tabata's...
Christmas Music from Rosslyn Chapel
This wonderfully atmospheric setting is the venue for this programme of traditional carols celebrating Christmas. There is no better way to get in the...
I Am Not A Rock Star
What happens to child prodigies when they grow up? Since the age of five, Marika Bournaki has been focused on becoming a world-class pianist. This candid documentary follows...
The Royal Ballet performs one of the most-loved classical ballets in a dazzling production originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. Accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score, this...
Jingle Bell Rocks!
A pop culture pilgrimage into the odd and irreverent universe of alternative and underground Christmas music, featuring an eclectic cast of collectors, critics, musicians and songs.