Monteverdi from CCM

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Chamber Choir teams with CCM’s Early Music faculty, students and guest artists to present highlights from Claudio Monteverdi’s secular masterwork (Book 8: Madrigals of Love and War) and sacred collection (Selva Morale e Spirituale).


The performance is the apex of CCM’s Monteverdi Project, made possible through a generous grant from the Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation.


Directed by Earl Rivers, and featuring the CCM Chamber Choir, the Monterverdi Project has been coached by CCM Early Music Faculty members Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord, and Annalisa Pappano, gamba and lirone.


Guest artist continuo members include Michael Leopold, theorbo; Elizabeth Motter, Baroque harp; Jennifer Roig-Francolí, Baroque violin; James Lambert, contrabass and gamba; Yaël Senamaud, Baroque violin; and Rodney Stucky, archlute and Baroque guitar.


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This CET Arts program is made possible for broadcast by:  The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund.


With additional support from:

The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. / U.S. Bank Foundation,

Sallie and Randolph Wadsworth,

The Eleanora C.U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee 


The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation.