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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra | Leeds Philharmonic Chorus & St Peter's Singers
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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra | Leeds Philharmonic Chorus & St Peter's Singers

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus
St Peter's Singers
David Hill - conductor
Elizabeth Atherton - soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers - mezzo soprano
Sam Furness - tenor
Wojtek Gierlach - bass

Dvořák - Stabat Mater Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Judy Blezzard.

The concert will be finished by approximately 9pm. Please note, there is no interval in this concert. 

A jewel of choral music, Antonín Dvořák’s Stabat Mater is a musical setting of Jacopone da Todi’s powerful and immediate medieval poem. This highly-religious text tells of Mary lamenting her son at the foot of the cross.

Dvořák began writing the piece under a cloud of great personal tragedy – coming to terms with the death of his daughter Josefina. Tragically still, by the time the work was completed two more of his children had passed away. In a time when the composer was at his darkest and most tormented, he created a portrait of grace and peace so compelling, it can’t help but give comfort to all that encounter it.

Set in ten movements for a large orchestra, chorus and four soloists, the composer refuses to allow despair to overwhelm him; his music reflects neither resignation nor hopelessness. In this, Dvořák’s masterpiece, we look through a veil of tears and see faith in life – as if the music floats off to heaven itself.



A £38.16, B £36.04, C £31.80, D £24.91,          
E £18.55
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(including booking fees)

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