Biber: the Sorrowful Mysteries

Saturday 24 February 2018, 7.30pm

St Dominic’s Priory, Southampton Road, London NW5 4LB

The second of three concerts in which Nicolette Moonen (violin) and Pawel Siwczak (organ) perform all of the Rosary Sonatas by H.I.F. Biber (1644–1704) – by candle light, in the appropriate side-chapels at St Dominic’s, and in the appropriate liturgical season. In this concert they play the second cycle of five sonatas, concerned with the death of Christ and the events that surrounded it. Also included will be Gregorian chant, sung by the friars of St Dominic’s. After the concert (which runs for about an hour), the Dominican friars invite the audience for drinks, and there will be time to look at the wonderful interior architecture of St Dominic’s. Families with children are very welcome to attend.

The music

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644–1704): Rosary sonatas – the Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging of Jesus
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion

The musicians

(Nicolette Moonen violin, Pawel Siwczak organ)

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