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From Depths to Heights: Music of Galilei and Monteverdi

Vox AquarumVincenzo Galilei, father of the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei, was a noted lutenist and composer in the later 16th century. A member of the Florentine Camerata, Galilei’s works often anticipate Monteverdi’s seconda pratica, as evidenced by the solo bass monodies “Si gioioso mi fanno” and “Se ben di sette stelle.”

Vox Aquarum is a vocal quartet from Long Island, NY. Its members share equally a dedication toward expanding appreciation for vocal chamber music. https://www.facebook.com/VoxAquarum/

Katrina Montagna, soprano
Chelsea Laggan, alto
Matthew Koraus, tenor and continuo organ
Brian Goff, bass
Christopher Morrongiello, lute and chitarrone



Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Ensembles are chosen by a jury of early-music specialists from the metropolitan area.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

Time: 1:15-2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.