I got yesterday my new skateboards-based rating system. You should be able to see it above these lines. This was an 8 out of 10 skateboards concert. This late concert started with 3 cantatas by Schütz that are like a primitive version of the full German cantata (hey Bach, hey Telemann). They inherit directly from Monteverdi style but introduce innovations on the orchestra writing. And this was the first strong point of this concert: how Gardiner managed to mix the wonderful Monteverdi Choir with the orchestra as a very close layer.