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Stabat Mater Dolorosa

This month I will be singing a programme of Renaissance and Baroque music with the Laudantes Consort

We are providing a musical framework for an exhibition of photographs by Robert Hupka of Michelangelo’s Pietà at the church of the St. Dominic’s International Priory in Brussels.

The central theme of our musical programme is the Stabat Mater, and on three consecutive evenings you will have the opportunity to hear two different settings of this 13th century prayer, one by Palestrina, the other by Domenico Scarlatti. 

The Stabat Mater is one of the most famous Latin prayers to have survived since the Middle Ages.  It was probably originally intended for private meditation.  It begins with a gasp of compassion for Mary’s suffering at the crucifixion of her son, and it ends with a supplication to her to be allowed to share this suffering.

Come and join us for this passionate music on October 23rd, 24th or 25th at the Church of the St. Dominic’s International Priory, Avenue de la Renaissancelaan 40, 1000 Brussels.  (The Church is just by the Cinquantenaire/Jubel park and near to metros Mérode and Schuman.)

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