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Tue 26 Mar 2013

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

The Works

Time: 8:00pm

Admission: £15, £25, Children 11+ £2.50

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Venue telephone: 0844 847 9922

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The Works is the OAE’s unique series that gives audiences a guided tour of selected classical masterpieces.

This time, the series turns its attention to Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (meaning ‘the Mother stood’), probably his best-known sacred work, which was later arranged by a number of other famous composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach.  This beautiful, melancholic hymn is one of the most powerful and moving pieces written in the 18th century, the introduction described by one French writer as “the most perfect and most touching to have come from the pen of any musician”.

Let director Steven Devine and our presenter guide you through the music movement by movement, with a complete performance following a Q&A with the artists. There’s music in the bar before the concert together with a chance to meet musicians afterwards.
Drinks are welcome in the hall.

Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Steven Devine
director/presenter
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
William Purefoy
countertenor
Hannah Conway
presenter

Listen to the music on Spotify below:

 

Venue details

Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment

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