This performance of the Vespers of 1610 featured a particularly strong line-up of soloists headed up by Classic FM presenter Catherine Bott. Olivia Gomez sang mezzo, James Neville counter-tenor, Matthew Sandy, Alexei Winter and LCCS member William Harpin tenor, and Ben Tomlin and Edmund Saddington bass.
Two other LCCS choristers, Sarah Fisher and Naomi Morgan, acted as verse soloists while others (including Anne-Marie Adamson, Helen Gale, Caroline Hazel, Sarah Jenkins Welsh and Cathy Motterhead) formed a semi-chorus. The period ensemble was led by Andrea Jones.
The concert was presented as a special tribute to LCCS Deputy Chair, Don Jessett, who had given over fifty years of loyal service to the society since joining in 1961.
By kindpermission of the Dean and Chapter
Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society and Period Ensemble
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Soprano: Catherine Bott, Rebecca Lea
Counter-tenor: James Neville
Tenor: Alexei Winter, Matthew Sandy, William Harpin
Baritone: Ben Tomlin
Leader: Andrea Jones
Conductor: Dominic Neville