Pergolesi's Stabat Mater is a beautiful, at times sorrowful, but at times surprisingly up-beat work. To provide some contrast with Pergolesi's relatively well known music, we chose a glorious mass by Hasse. The first half of the concert also saw both groups performing separately.
Seraphim performed both works to great critical acclaim in Venice during 2015 so Norwich Baroque followers are in for a treat!
Have a look at their website..
We also welcomed two stunning soloists: Soprano Liesl Odenweller ....Liesl's website...
and mezzo soprano Diana Moore ....Diana's website.
Soprano Liesl Odenweller was born in America and now lives in Italy. Her singing is described as versatile, virtuosic, sweet, controlled, animated and effortless, consistently delighting her audiences and critics throughout Europe and America with her unique and exciting interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire.
Lowestoft born Diana Moore , is receiving wide acclaim and recognition on both sides of the Atlantic for her "emotional depth" (The Guardian), "thrilling technical bravura" (Gramophone) and "rich, evocative sound" (San Francisco Chronicle). The Times calls her "a singer to cherish, with a genuine contralto tone not often heard outside the recordings of Ferrier and Janet Baker"
A truly memorable evening.