Musica Sacra presents Karl Jenkins' "Stabat Mater"
Musica Sacra of Sarasota proudly presents Karl Jenkins' "Stabat Mater" as well as works by Mozart, Bruckner and Plummer in a concert centered on Mary, the mother of Jesus. Los Agneles Opera alto Sarah Reynolds appears as soloist in her Florida debut performance. Like many of Jenkins' works, "Stabat Mater" incorporates western music with ethnic influences, in this instance the Middle East. In addition, Jenkins set six texts that lie outside the original 13th century poem. These comprise a choral arrangement of the Ave verum that he originally composed for Bryn Terfel; "And the Mother did weep", comprising a single line by Jenkins sung in English, Hebrew, Latin, Greek, and Aramaic (the common language of the period in the Middle East); Lament by Carol Barratt, written especially for this work; Incantation, semi-improvised in nature and sung partly in early Arabic; then two settings of ancient texts, revised into the original Stabat Mater rhyming scheme by the poet Grahame Davies, which is sung in both English and Aramaic.
Stabat Mater will be presented at Frist Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota, FL 34237 on Monday, February 25th at 7:30 PM. General Admission Tickets are $25, with students under 22 free on the presentation of a current student ID. Tickets are available online at www.MusicaSacraSarasota.org or by phone at 941.405.7322.
General Admission: $25
Students under 22 always free!