Saturday, 8th April, 2017

7.30 pm

Dvořák – Stabat Mater

Parry-  Blest Pair of Sirens

Ottery St Mary Parish Church


Stabat Mater is a lesser-known, yet delightful piece, full of beautiful 4- and 8- part choruses. It is a hymn to Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, originating in the 13th century. Dvořák is one of many great composers to have set this emotional prayer to music.  After its premiere in 1880, it was this work that gave Dvořák access to international concert halls.
Blest Pair of Sirens was recently sung by the choirs of Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal, at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in April 2011. It is a short work for choir and orchestra by the English composer Hubert Parry, first performed in London, on  1887.

Our four professional soloists for this concert will be:
Héloïse West (Soprano),       Louise Mott (Mezzo Soprano),
Leslie Baker (Tenor)               Alex Poulton (Bass/baritone)

 Tickets are available from:
Curious Otter Bookshop
Mill Street
Ottery St. Mary  (Opening hours: 9.15 – 4.00pm)
Telephone 01404 814469
Or from Society members.
Or contact [email protected]

Adults £10.50 Children £4.50       (Price includes a glass of wine/soft drink)


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