Green Mountain Project
The Green Mountain Project (honoring the literal translation of Monteverdi’s name) returned this year with Claudio Monteverdi’s grand Vespers of 1610, the work that launched this beloved annual event. The antiphons, responses, motets, hymn and canticle that Monteverdi shaped into the Vespers of 1610 represent the pinnacle of 17th century sacred music, and over 30 musicians have performed this masterpiece in the glorious Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York and Cambridge's magnificent St. Paul's Church.
Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn, sopranos
Luthien Brackett and Virginia Warnken, altos
Matthew Anderson, Jason McStoots, Aaron Sheehan, Sumner Thompson, Zachary Wilder, tenors
Jesse Blumberg, Mischa Bouvier, Steven Hrycelak, Thomas McCargar, and Kurt-Owen Richards, basses
Scott Metcalfe and Julie Andrijeski, violins
Daniel Elyar and Dongmyung Ahn, violas
Emily Walhout, bass violin
Anne Trout, violone
Kiri Tollaksen and Alex Opsahl, cornetti
Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz, and Mack Ramsey, sackbuts
Hank Heijink and Dan Swenberg, theorbos
Avi Stein, organ
"The Green Mountain Project has done everthing right." Susan Miron, The Arts Fuse.
"This performance has already set the bar for all subsequent concerts so terribly, terribly high I fear all may pale by comparison." Cashman Kerr Prince, The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
"Equal parts reverence and rapture.", Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe.
"Moments like these showed the performers communing with this 400-year-old devotional music in ways that were playful, thoughtful and surprisingly personal." Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times.
Read the full reviews on our Press page!
Order the live CD of our inaugural 2010 performance! Recorded by six-time Grammy winner and recording legend Marc Aubort, this double CD captures the transcendent beauty of Monteverdi's seminal work.
New on our website is the live recording of last year's performances of "A Grand Festive Vespers in Venice, c. 1640," including never before recorded pieces. We were fortunate to have Marc Aubort again be our recording engineer and producer, and we hope you'll love the result as much as we did.
There are also videos of our 2011 and 2012 performances on our Videos page, soon to be augmented with videos from our 2013 performance! The concert program including texts, translations, artist bios and program notes by Scott Metcalfe is available here as a PDF.
Join us next year!
The Green Mountain Project will return in June 2014. More details will be announced as they become available. Please join our mailing list to be the first to know!