SANSARA + Fretwork: Stabat Mater
Music for Holy Week by Arvo Pärt and Robert White
Arvo Pärt Stabat Mater
Solfeggio, Fratres, Da Pacem Domine, Summa
Robert White Lamentations à 5
The award-winning vocal collective SANSARA joins renowned viol consort Fretwork to present a programme of contemplative music reflecting on the Easter story by Arvo Pärt and Robert White. While they were written centuries apart, both Pärt and White, in their different ways, convey the Holy Week liturgy with extraordinary intensity. Pärt’s haunting and ethereal Stabat Mater is presented in a new version for voices and viols, while Robert White’s justly-celebrated work laments the ancient destruction of Jerusalem with masterly and powerfully expressive counterpoint.
This concert will run without an interval and last around 75 minutes.
What the press are saying
‘SANSARA slips easily into the elite ranks of exceptional performers’
Choir & Organ
‘Choral singing with real depth’ The Observer
‘the finest viol consort on the planet’ London Evening Standard
‘an ensemble of supreme musicianship’ Gramophone Magazine