Join us for a very special musical event on April 14th at 4:00 p.m.!
The choirs of St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley 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.
At 3:30 p.m., Dr. Bruce Glenny, the St. Peter’s Choirmaster, will discuss the elements of Stabat Mater in special remarks prior to the concert at 4:00 p.m.
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 interprets the story in heart-rending tones, emerging with a chorus of hope at the conclusion.”
Come enjoy an enriching musical experience and fellowship.
Following the performance, there will be Middle Eastern refreshments.
Childcare will be available.