Gabriel Jackson and Scarlatti: 23rd March 2024

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David Bednall – Conductor

Nigel NashAccompanist

Bristol Bach Choir will perform two highly contrasting and beautiful works for many voices. The text of the Stabat Mater focusses on Mary as she stands at the foot of the cross grieving for her son. Scarlatti’s setting is one of the pinnacles of the Baroque repertoire and is scored for 10 voice parts throughout; its myriad textures ranging from the sparse to the densely contrapuntal as it wrings every vestige of emotion and drama from this powerful and harrowing poem.

The contemporary composer Gabriel Jackson’s Requiem provides a stunning contrast to this, sharing the many-voiced textures, but suffused with light, warmth and peace. The composer sets texts from the Latin Mass as well as some from other cultures, religions, and traditions. They all share a common belief in death being not the end, but rather something filled with hope for a new life ahead.

Tickets: £22 (reserved), £15 (unreserved)

For this concert we’re offering tickets to students and under 18s for just £1

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