Passiontide at Merton: Pergolesi's 'Stabat Mater'

Date: Saturday 5 April 2014
Time: 14:00
Merton College Chapel

Eloise Irving Soprano
Jeremy Kenyon Alto
String Ensemble
Benjamin Nicholas Organ

Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537 Bach
Fugue in A flat minor Brahms
Stabat Mater Pergolesi
Herzlich tut mich verlangen Brahms
Praeludium in A minor BuxWV 153 Buxtehude

Dating from 1736, and scored for soprano and alto soloists, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater has become one of the most popular choral works of all time. This concert provided another opportunity to hear the College’s new Dobson organ in baroque and romantic solo repertory.