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Stabat Mater, by Antonin Dvorak

Reading Bach Choir

Performed in its original version with piano accompaniment, this is Dvorak's first full-length cantata, and was initially prompted by the death of his infant daughter. The text details the suffering of Mary at the foot of the cross of Jesus and provides for a deeply moving work. We are delighted to be joined by soloists from Genesis Sixteen, the young artists' programme of The Sixteen and supported by Assistant Music Director Nicholas Shaw at the piano.