Live performance by The Green Mountain Project at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste in New York City, January, 2012.

Featured performers: Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn (soprano), Virginia Warnken and Luthien Brackett (alto), Marc Molomot, Jason McStoots, Sumner Thompson, Scott Mello, Jason Rylander, and Zachary Wilder (tenor), Jesse Blumberg, David McFerrin, Thomas McCargar, and Steven Hrycelak (bass), Scott Metcalfe and Julie Andrijeski (violin), Kiri Tollaksen and Alexandra Opsahl (cornetto), Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz, Liza Malamut, and Mack Ramsey (sackbut), Emily Walhout (bass violin), Hank Heijink and Daniel Swenberg (theorbo), Avi Stein (organ).

The Green Mountain Project (honoring the literal translation of Monteverdi’s name) is an annual event that began in NYC in 2010 under the musical direction of Scott Metcalfe and artistic direction of Jolle Greenleaf. Vespers is made up of antiphons, psalms, motets, a hymn and canticle that Monteverdi shaped into Claudio Monteverdi’s beloved Vespers of 1610.

Each year, we offer performances with up to 30 musicians of this masterpiece and other recreated Vespers in the glorious acoustics of Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York and Cambridge’s magnificent St. Paul’s Church. To learn more or purchase CD’s, visit http://www.tenetnyc.com/media.

TENET is one of New York’s preeminent vocal ensembles. Under artistic director Jolle Greenleaf, TENET is winning acclaim for its innovative programming, virtuosic singing and command of repertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present. TENET features distinguished soloists who shine in one-voice-to- a-part singing and as joined voices in small ensembles. http://www.tenetnyc.com

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Audio by Marc Aubort, Elite Recordings, Inc.
Cameras: Dan Fridman, Scott Greenleaf and John Stone with video editing by John Stone, Two Birds
Recording

Magnificat anima mea dominum,
et exaltavit spiritus meus in deo salutari meo.
Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae, ecce enim
ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes.
Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius.
Et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies
timentibus eum.
Fecit potentiam in bracchio suo: dispersit
superbos mente cordis sui.
Deposuit potentes de sede
et exaltavit humiles.
Esurientes implevit bonis,
et divites dimisit inanes.
Suscepit Isreal puerum suum,
recordatus misericordiae suae.
Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros,
Abraham et semini eius in secula.

Gloria patri…

My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit has rejoiced in God my savior.
For he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden:
behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty has made me great,
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him, from generation
to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm: he has scattered
the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their seat
and exalted the humble.
The hungry he has filled with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy.
As it was promised to our forefathers,
to Abraham and his seed forever.

Glory be to the Father…

See the whole concert program at http://www.tenetnyc.com/pdfs/GMP%20Program%202012.pdf

Please follow this link to read the New York Times review of this concert: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/arts/music/vespers-of-1640-at-church-of-st-jean-baptiste-review.html?_r=0

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