Battersea Choral Society Presents Dvorák’s Stabat Mater

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On Saturday 25 March members of Battersea Choral Society, with The Battersea Ensemble and world-class soloists, will perform one of the most beautiful and most moving pieces of music by Dvorák. Stabat Mater, a cantata based on the text from a devotional poem written in Latin in the 13th century, probably by a Franciscan monk, and Dvorák’s first work on a religious theme. Whilst grieving, the composing of the cantata was Dvorák’s reaction to the death of his daughter. The first performance took place on 23 December 1880, in Prague. It premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in 1883. With the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March-Lady Day) and Mothering Sunday (26 March) it will be a weekend for reflection and appreciation. We look forward to welcoming you to our concert. Please note: Sales will end 12 hours before the concert begins. Venue: Holy Trinity Sloane Square, Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BZ Time: 7.30pm Orchestra: The Battersea Ensemble Sam Evans, Conductor Soloists: Eleanor Dennis, Soprano Catherine Hopper, Mezzo Soprano John-Colyn Gyeantey, Tenor Dingle Yandell, Bass www.batterseachoralsociety.org