On the Monteverdi Vespers with Jacob Perry

October 15, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Portrait of Jacob Perry
Jacob Perry (Photo courtesy of artist)

Tenor Jacob Perry Jr., based in the Washington Metro Area, receives praise for his “gorgeous and stylish” interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque repertoire (ClevelandClassical.com). He has been featured as a soloist with Apollo’s Fire, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Mountainside Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, The Thirteen, Washington Bach Consort, and The City Choir of Washington. He joins Oliver to discuss the the virtuosic motets for tenor in Monteverdi‘s Vespers of 1610. Perry performs with Apollo’s Fire in “Windy City Series” presentation of Vespers on Sunday, October 16.


Playlist

Playlist features performances of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, SV 206 (1610) by Apollo’s Fire directed by Jeannette Sorrell.

I. Versicle & Response: Deus in adjutorium meum intende 
Jeffrey Strauss, baritone
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
Avie AV-2206

II. Psalm 109: Dixit Dominus
Nell Snaidas & Molly Quinn, soprano
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano
Oliver Mercer, tenor
Live performance from Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church, Cleveland, 2014

III. Motet: Nigra sum
Jacob Perry, tenor
William Simms, theorbo
O Jerusalem! City of Three Faiths
Avie AV-2501

VII. Motet: Duo Seraphim
Jacob Perry, Nathan Hodgson, and Nathan Dougherty, tenors
Brian Kay and William Simms, theorbo
Live performance from First Baptist Church, Cleveland, 2019

IV. Psalm 113: Laudate pueri
Sandra Simon and Jennifer Ellis Kampani, sopranos
Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano
Ian Honeyman and Gareth Morrell, tenors
Jeffrey Strauss, baritone
Michael McMurray, bass
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
Avie AV-2206

IX. Motet: Audi coelum
Gareth Morrell, tenor
Ian Honeyman, echo tenor
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
Avie AV-2206

Magnificat, “Gloria patri”
Jacob Perry, tenor
Nathan Hodgson, echo tenor
O Jerusalem! City of Three Faiths
Avie AV-2501