Vache Baroque are thrilled to present a magnificent multi-event project to commemorate 400 years
since the Jewish-Italian composer Salomone Rossi published his groundbreaking collection The
Songs of Solomon in 1623. This series of evening concerts will see a programme of solo and
ensemble vocal music by Rossi and his contemporaries.
Joined by award-winning ensemble La Vaghezza, the final concert, A Baroque Hanukkah, will take
place at St John’s Smith Square on Wednesday 13th December. Framing the story of Hanukkah
through Rossi’s The Songs of Solomon, this concert will celebrate 400 years of this ground-breaking
publication coupled with works on similar texts by his contemporaries such as Campion, Schütz,
Cavalli, and Purcell. From solo lute songs and captivating improvisation to expansive double-choir
textures, this will be an evening of passionate contrasts.