As we head into Spring, Cantoris will be giving a performance of sacred works from Emanuele d'Astorga and Mozart.
The Stabat Mater Dolorosa is thought to originate from Franciscan sources in the 13th century and the hymn can be found in prayer books from the 14th century. The text has been set to music by hundreds of composers, from the 15th century to present day. d'Astorga's moving and beautiful, but rarely-performed version of the Stabat Mater was composed in 1707.
Mozart's final choral work Vesperae solennes de confessore, was composed in 1780 for the Salzburg Cathedral. It was meant to be sung at vespers celebrating a specific saint's day. Investigations into who the saint in question is has been inconclusive. Ave verum corpus, a motet, celebrates the feast of Corpus Christi and was composed in 1791, less than six months prior to Mozart's death.
The concert will also feature soloists Olivia Marshall (Soprano), Linden Loader (Alto), Jamie Young (Tenor) and Joe Haddow (Bass).
Sunday 2 October 2016, 3:00pm
St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington
Tickets can be purchased here if paying by Internet Banking, or from Eventfinda. Door sales on the day of the concert (subject to availability).