Preview: Portsmouth Baroque Choir sing Bononcini’s Stabat Mater

Our concert on 23 March at All Saints Church, Portsmouth will feature the Stabat Mater by Antonio Bononcini (1677-1726), who was born and died in Modena in North Italy, famous for its Romanesque cathedral.

We’re looking forward to welcoming Karla Powell as a guest soloist at our concert. She’ll be playing Marcello’s oboe concerto and also playing in Morten Lauridsen’s ‘Lux Aeterna’. See

Light is a major theme in our concert; during the Lenten season we look forward to Easter and the days getting longer. The programme includes Lauridsen’s evocative piece Lux Aeterna (eternal light), which contains references to light from various Latin texts. And Mondonville’s De profundis clamavi ends with a magnificent fugue on the words Et lux perpetua luceat eis (Let light perpetual shine on them).

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