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Verdi Rossini

Four Sacred Pieces

stabat mater

Bristol Choral Society English Symphony Orchestra Adrian Partington Conductor Camilla Roberts Soprano Clare Presland Mezzo-soprano Adrian Dwyer Tenor David Soar Bass

Saturday 23 March 2013 7.30pm, Colston Hall, Bristol TICKETS FROM COLSTON HALL 0117 922 3686 OR BOOK ONLINE www.bristolchoral.co.uk


Verdi Rossini

Four Sacred Pieces

stabat mater

Saturday 23 March 2013 7.30pm, Colston Hall Bristol Choral Society English Symphony Orchestra Adrian Partington – Conductor Camilla Roberts – Soprano Clare Presland – Mezzo-soprano Adrian Dwyer – Tenor David Soar – Bass Viva Italia – and in this his bicentenary year, Viva Verdi! Tonight we spotlight two works completed after their composers’ retirement from the musical theatre. Verdi’s extraordinary and wonderfully contrasted Quattro Pezzi Sacri (Four Sacred Pieces) range from a prayerful unaccompanied Ave Maria to the vividly-conceived, double-chorus-and-orchestra Te Deum; while his deeply-felt Stabat Mater affords intriguing comparisons with Rossini’s large scale setting of the same text – dramatic, musically rich and with more than a hint of his operatic heritage – its famously ardent Cujus animam and the magnificence of the closing double fugue, unforgettable. Tonight’s sacred music is fervent, utterly sincere, and, with a fine quartet of soloists, heavenly!

£23, £19, £15, £12, £10. Under 25s £5. online Concessions booking now available available

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Tickets £23, £19, £15, £12, £10. Book online at www.bristolchoral.co.uk, or at the Colston Hall box office in person or by telephone 0117 922 3686. Booking fees apply to payments made by card. Concessions: Under 25s all tickets £5, senior citizens 10% discount, registered disabled £10 plus one free seat for carer.

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Rossini Stabat Mater & Verdi Four Sacred Pieces