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Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater is one of the most iconic and revered sacred works for voice, composed in the final weeks of the composer’s life. Of the opening duet, philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau said: ‘It is the most perfect and touching duet to come from the pen of any composer’.
For our first 2018 subscription concert, we are thrilled to be presenting Pergolesi’s masterpiece with soloists Cristina Russo and Herald Sun Aria Winner Max Riebl. We will be joined by a handpicked orchestra of some of Melbourne’s finest period instrumentalists.
Also in the program – opera arias by Handel, choral works by Bach, Monteverdi, Gibbons, and the final scene from Purcell’s Dido and Æneas – featuring Dido’s celebrated lament “When I am laid in earth”>
You can buy tickets online now or call Al on 0409 802 892 or email email@example.com
Tickets price includes champagne supper after the concert.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Choir of St Peter’s Eastern Hill & Gloriana Chamber Choir
Cristina Russo, soprano
Max Riebl, countertenor
Baroque orchestra led by Natasha Conrau
Directed by Andrew Raiskums
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
G.F. Handel: Dove sei (from Rodelinda)
G.F. Handel: Da tempeste (from Giulio Cesare)
J.S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn BWV 230
Claudio Monteverdi: Beatus vir I
Orlando Gibbons: This is the record of John
Henry Purcell: When I am laid in earth/With drooping wings (from Dido and Æneas)