The Stabat Mater is a Latin hymn compiled by the Franciscan Monk Jacapone di Todi, the Crucifixion scene viewed from the point of view of Jesus’s grieving mother. Dvorak’s setting is one of the composer’s most profound and moving sacred works. First performed in Prague in 1880, the work quickly found favour, with performances in Budapest, and then in England, where, in 1884, at London’s Albert Hall, Dvorak himself conducted. Its tumultuous success won the composer worldwide fame, and has remained an enduring favourite with singers and players.
The concert will be held on Saturday 25th November 2017 in the Main Hall (known as Big School) commencing at 7.30pm. The conductor will be the choir’s Musical Director, Ian Clarke, with a professional orchestra, and soloists including Nicola Hooke (Soprano), Claire Filer, (Mezzo-Soprano), Edward Harrisson (Tenor) and Adrian Clarke (Baritone). Light refreshments will be available in the interval and tickets are £15 each with children under 16 free.
Venue: Wolverhampton Grammar School, Big School.
Contact: Tickets can be bought from choir members, calling 01902 744447, online at the choir’s website www.wombournechoralsociety.org.uk, or by buying at the door on the night.
Wombourne & District Choral Society is a well-established, mixed choir of some 80 singers, drawn from the local area and have a varied repertoire, mainly full classical works, often performed with soloists and an orchestra. New members are always welcome.