Sunday, April 14th, 2019
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley
2475 St. Peter's Road
Malvern, PA 19355
The choirs will present Karl Jenkins’ 2008 piece Stabat Mater. In their first performance of this Welsh composer’s work, the choirs will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
The sweeping emotions of the music portray the depth of the grief felt by the mother of Jesus. One listener describes the experience this way: “Using the languages of the period — Aramaic and early Arabic — Jenkins shows emotions through a 13th-century poem set to soaring music. The Middle Eastern emphasis with native percussion instruments interprets the story in heart-rending tones, emerging with a chorus of hope at the conclusion."
Before the performance, Dr. Bruce Glenny, the St. Peter’s Choirmaster, will discuss the elements of Stabat Mater in special preview remarks at 3:30 p.m. Following the performance, there will be Middle Eastern refreshments. Come enjoy an enriching musical experience and fellowship.