Following our acclaimed November 2019 production, Monteverdi: The Lost Vespers of 1641, The Thirteen returns again to the music of Monteverdi’s end-of-life magnum opus, Selva morale e spirituale – the moral and spiritual wood. Hidden in plain sight within this monumental volume is a “Mass of 1641” that The Thirteen has assembled, with his beloved Gloria at its core. Unlike Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, which sees performances yearly in nearly every major metropolitan area, the gems in Selva morale e spirituale are virtually unknown; and yet, they rival his earlier compositions in virtuosity, invention, and beauty.


Join The Thirteen and many of the country’s finest period instrumentalists for Monteverdi: The Lost Mass (1641) in a concert replete with artistry, elegance, and exploration.


This program is made possible by a generous gift from Margaret Love.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021 at 7:30PM - Alexandria, Virginia

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021 at 7:30PM - Downtown Washington, D.C.

SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021 at 5:00PM - Bethesda, Maryland​

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