EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble and Endymion

with Aidan Oliver, conductor
Arvo PärtFratres
Philip Venables – 
numbers  76-80 : tristan und isolde’ (Scottish première)
Arvo Pärt
Andrew Hamiltonright and wrong (Scottish première)
James Weeks
Inscription (Scottish première)
Arvo Pärt
Stabat Mater

“impressive performances of various works by Arvo Pärt, mostly in meditative and liturgical vein. Particularly good was the Stabat Mater, a deeply felt setting that for my money outstrips the great versions by Pergolesi and Vivaldi.”   (**** The Guardian)

“Arvo Pärt has been a real focal point of our repertoire over the last year, and we will be performing Fratres and Summa along with the vocal masterpiece Stabat Mater. It is extremely exciting for us, as instrumentalists, to work with singers on Arvo Pärt’s music. I’ve always considered him an expert at combing textures, and the Stabat Mater brings strings and voices together with delicious originality. The interaction between voice and instrument is so carefully judged that the boundaries become blurred: voices creep into string textures, and vice versa, the strings embody personal, vocal qualities through the minimality of the scoring, and strings double vocal lines at the peaks and depths of their range to create new aural colours. These blurring techniques, in turn, make moments of unaccompanied playing or singing, exceptionally striking – and bringing all this this together with singers is an inspiring creative process.”    –  Endymion

Ticket Price

£10, £8 conc, £2 students, under 18 and jobseekers

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