Joseph Haydn – Stabat Mater
April 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, directed by David Shuler, with the Baroque in the Fields orchestra, will present Joseph Haydn’s “Stabat Mater” on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8 p.m. at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street. There will be a lecture at 7 p.m.
In 1767, for the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Haydn composed his monumental “Stabat Mater”, the first church work he wrote after entering the service of Prince Esterházy at Eisenstadt in 1761. It is a work of similar length, gravity and meditative concentration to the “Seven Last Words” composed some 20 years later. The “Stabat Mater” was praised by his contemporaries and frequently performed during his lifetime, and it was published on such a large scale that it became his most well-known sacred work. Today the piece is seldom performed and even more rarely recorded, even though it contains some of the composer’s most rich and deeply felt writing.
Tickets for the concert are $35, and $25 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at bit.ly/stluketix. For further information, ticket sales or reservations, please call 212-414-7440 or write to [email protected]