Dvořák Stabat Mater


 
Dvořák Stabat Mater

Saturday 9 March 2019, 7.30pm
ST MARY’S CHURCH, SAFFRON WALDEN
Sunday 10 March 2019, 6.00pm
EMMANUEL UNITED REFORM CHURCH, CAMBRIDGE

Dvořák arr. Janáček Six Moravian Choruses
Suk Spring op.22a
Janáček Elegy
Dvořák Stabat Mater

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus
Richard Wilberforce conductor
Helena Moore soprano
Ute Lepetit-Clare alto
Michael Bell tenor
Louis Wilson bass

Tickets: £20, £13
Concessions: £18, £11
Students and under-18s: £16, £9 or £5 on the door, subject to availability
9 March
10 March

 
The Symphony Chorus, under their new musical director Richard Wilberforce, present a concert of transportative Czech music including Janáček’s elegy for his beloved daughter and the original version of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, composed after the death of his own daughter.

This concert celebrates Dvořák and his personal and compositional connections; the programme also features a work by Suk, Dvořák’s son-in-law, and a composition of Dvořák’s arranged by Janáček. Though each of these works is a beautiful evocation in its own right, it is the Stabat Mater, a powerful combination of personal and religious meditation on pain and grief, but also jubilation and consolation, which is truly the focal piece of this concert.