Passiontide at Merton: Stabat Mater

Date: Friday 27 March 2015
Time: 20:30
Venue
Merton College Chapel

The Marian Consort
The Choir of Merton College
The Carducci String Quartet
Oxford Youth Choirs

Part of the Passiontide at Merton festival, Arvo Pärt's sublime Stabat Mater was performed by the Marian Consort and the Carducci String Quartet. The Marian Consort, directed by Rory McCleery, has been praised for 'performances that glow with golden purity and soul' (The Scotsman), and the Carducci String Quartet is recognized as one of the finest quartets working today ('stunning', The Times). They were joined by the Choir of Merton College under Benjamin Nicholas, singing various works including the world première of Emily Levy's In Paradisum.

Programme

Palestrina Stabat Mater
Campbell Ave Maria
Levy In Paradisum (world première)
Panifnik Song to the Virgin Mary
Pärt Fratres (string quartet)
Pärt Summa (string quartet)
Pärt Stabat Mater