Stabat Mater

Medium stabat mater 2018

Saturday 10 March, 7.30 pm

St John’s Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London NW3 1NU

Boccherini’s Stabat Mater is a work of compelling intensity that stands out among the many settings of this text. We are performing the original, chamber version of the piece, scored for string quintet with two cellos; interspersed will be movements from Haydn’s The Seven Last Words. As well as shared themes there is a historical connection here: it is possible that Boccherini, a great admirer of his older colleague, played a part in securing the commission for Haydn to write The Seven Last Words, first performed in Cadiz. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Boccherini’s Stabat Mater.

The music

Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805): Stabat Mater

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809): The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross

Johann Fischer (1646–1716): Sonata, ‘Hertzlich tut mich verlangen’

The musicians

(Rachel Elliott soprano, Nicolette Moonen violin, Oliver Webber violin, Anne Schumann viola, Kinga Gáborjáni _cello, George Ross cello)

Booking tickets

Please note that due to safety concerns we are not using the gallery for this concert; only the ground floor of the church will be used. We are selling tickets for the side pews on the ground floor at the same price as the gallery tickets.

To book tickets, go here

Tickets can also be reserved by telephone: 020 8815 0197