Love and Loss at Easter
  • Linda Richardson - soprano
  • Kathleen Wilkinson - mezzo-soprano
  • Stuart Laing - tenor
  • Thomas D Hopkinson - bass

  • Burnley Municipal Choir

  • East Lancs Sinfonia

  • Conductor: Nigel Wilkinson


  • Dvořák: Stabat Mater
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904) was born in Nelahozeves, Czechia. After the death of his daughter Josefa in 1875, Dvořák composed the initial version of his Stabat Mater for four soloists, choir, and piano. He then set the work aside without orchestrating it. Soon after this, he lost two more children in 1877. At this point he returned to the manuscript abandoned the previous year. Nonetheless his Stabat Mater ends in a major key, as if in expression of hope. The style is a mixture of symphonic poem, German oratorio and Italian opera, but still it is written from the heart.

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    Coming up

    Our next concert:
    Saturday 23 November 2019
    An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan
    Details to follow.