Director: Ann Pinhey
The main work in the concert to be given by the gemini consort on Saturday, 2 April at 7.30 in St Peter’s church is Pergolesi’s sublime setting of the Stabat Mater. It is a beautiful, deeply personal meditation on suffering, written by the composer when he was dying of tuberculosis. He completed the work a few years before his death at the age of 26.
The second half of the concert consists of reflective music by Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten and living composers James MacMillan, Eric Whitacre and Howard Goodall.
Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of The Rosemary Foundation.