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Dvořák Stabat Mater

Heart-wrenching, dramatic and deeply moving: Dvořák’s Stabat Mater. “… a work in which dramatic outbursts alternate with passages full of tenderness, closing with an ecstatic vision of resurrection.”

  • 9th December 2023 - 9th December 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Antonín Dvořák  Stabat Mater

Conductor: Harry Sever

Soloists: 

Soprano: Esther Mallett

Mezzo Soprano: Hanna Hipp

Tenor: Tom Smith

Bass: Tristan Hambleton

Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra

Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus

A meeting of opera and oratorio, this theatrical setting of religious texts brought Dvořák’s devout Catholicism together with the unmistakable dramatic style of Czech repertoire of the time.

A masterpiece of the choral repertoire, this was Dvořák’s first major sacred work, sketched and completed soon after all three of his children died in infancy. Dramatic outbursts alternate with passages full of tenderness. The grand, symphonic scale of the work does nothing to diminish the heart-wrenching and deeply moving emotion conveyed through the virtuosic vocal writing for a quartet of soloists with chorus and orchestra.

PRE-CONCERT TALK

Cambridge Philharmonic invites you to a pre-concert talk…

6.50 – 7.10pm (the concert will commence at 7.30pm)

Our Music director Harry Sever will discuss the programme for the evening – Antonín Dvořák – Stabat Mater. A work in which dramatic outbursts alternate with passages full of tenderness, closing with an ecstatic vision resurrection.

Please note this talk is for concert ticket holders only.

Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Bar
  • Blue badge parking
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • wheelchair access

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Induction loops
  • Wheel chair accessible
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