Dvorak's Stabat Mater & Cello Conerto 1st movement
Sat 19th November - 7.30pm
Derby Cathedral, DE1 3GP
Derby Bach choir is pleased to be presenting this rarely performed major work as the 1st concert of the season. Following the tragic deaths of two of his young children, Dvorak wrote the Stabat Mater. The piece combines powerful choruses with simple lyrical melodies rich in feeling. It takes you ‘from the depths of heart breaking anguish to the heights of plaintive and compassionate prayer’.
The choir will be joined again by Derby Bach Orchestra, led by Derek Williams. This band of local players performed magnificently last year for our memorable ‘Dream of Gerontius’.
Rachael Calverley will perform the vibrant 1st movement of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto.
Peter Savidge and Kate Symonds Joy return to sing for us, and Yvonne Howard and Dominic Natoli are making their DBC debut.
Tickets: £20 reserved, £16 unreserved, £5 students, under 16's free