Good Friday Devotional Concert
Friday, April 15 at 7:00pm
Admission: free-will offering (suggested donation: $25 per person).
The Arts at St. Matthew's presents: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. This stunning work is perhaps the most famous setting of this 13th-century hymn depicting Mary at the scene of Jesus' crucifixion. The text is acutely emotional, and it intimately conveys the profound sorrow of the Virgin Mother witnessing the death of her son. It asks us "What person would not weep if they saw the Mother of Christ in such torment? Who could not be sorrowful to behold the pious mother grieving with her Son?" Pergolesi composed this setting in the last year of his life, only a short time before his untimely death from tuberculosis at the age of 26. This event will feature professional musicians from the area, including Emma Daniels, soprano, and Andrew Leslie Cooper, countertenor. Please invite your friends, family, and neighbors to this special offering.
Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Harpsichord Suite in G Minor
Gabriel Fauré: Three sacred songs
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Psalm 22 (plainsong)
Johann Pachelbel: Ciacona in F Minor