Bach Players Stabat Mater at Octagon Chapel in Norwich Thursday 8 March

Stabat Mater

Medium stabat mater 2018

Thursday 8 March, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

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 / viola da gamba, George Ross cello)

Booking tickets

To book tickets, go here

Tickets can also be bought from St George’s Music Shop, 17–19 St George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB (telephone: 01603 626414)


About musicinnorwich

Music in Norwich is a website which offers a roundup concerts in and around Norwich. All of the music groups and venues have their own websites but this site gathers together most of the orchestral and chamber music concerts, organ recitals and choir performances. It is a maintained on a volunteer basis by Culture Shift Norwich as part of the Music in Norwich Forum, a collective of music organisations in Norwich
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