Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

On Friday 8th November we saw the Chapel of the Ascension crowded with parents, staff and Forms I-III as they gathered to hear Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater performed by the Top 12, choir and instrumentalists under the baton and expert guidance of Mrs Dance. The Stabat Mater is a total of thirteen songs dedicated to the grieving mother of Christ who stood mourning at the foot of the cross. The songs moved from the heart-wrenching suspensions of the opening chorus to the final Amen and the audience were held spellbound as solos, duets and choral movements intermingled to describe the story.

The girls had been working towards this day for many months, eager to do justice to such a magnificent aria. A huge thanks must go to Miss Kong, Miss Greenwood and Thea-Rose (Form UVI) for providing the musical accompaniments and of course to Mrs Dance for all her efforts in organising the event.
Janet, UVI Form Student and Janet, Housemistress

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