Il Mantovano Hebreo

Profeti della Quinta (Israel/ Switzerland)

St. Dominic's Church

Admission with free ticket

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Programme highlights
S. Rossi (c. 1570-c. 1630):
Shir hama’a lot, ashrei kol yeré ‘adonái – Psalm 128
Elohim hashivénu – Psalm 80:4, 8, 20
Sfogava con le stelle
Cor mio, deh non languire
Rimanti in pace
Mizmór letodá – Psalm 100
Haleluyáh, Halelì nafshì ‘et ‘adonái – Psalm 146
Messaggier di speranza
In dolci lacci
Yitgadál veyitkadásh – Full Kaddish


Based in Basel, vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta was founded in Israel by bass singer and harpsichordist Elam Rotem. Focusing on Italian repertoire from the 16th and early 17th centuries and addressing the music performance practices of the period, the five male singers collaborate with instrumentalists performing on period instruments, appearing regularly in prestigious music festivals and venues around the world.

The exquisite music of Salomone Rossi, an important and distinguished Jewish Italian court composer at the service of the Gonzaga family in Mantua, has played a significant role in the work of Profeti della Quinta since the group’s foundation. Primarily known for his innovations in the field of instrumental music, Rossi was also a uniquely innovative composer of Jewish liturgical music. He revolutionised the music of the synagogue by introducing polyphonic settings of Hebrew prayers and psalms, characterised by an elegant simplicity and infused with delightful madrigal techniques.

Immerse yourself in the tantalising music of Il Mantovano Hebreo and the remarkably flexible sound produced by this deeply committed and devoted ensemble.


Duration: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, no interval