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Festival Finale – Rossini Stabat Mater

Saturday 30 July 2016, 7.30pm
Great St Mary’s Church

Sarah-Jane Brandon – soprano
Elisabeth Irvine – mezzo-soprano
David Webb – tenor
David Stout – baritone
CSM Festival Chorus
Orpheus Sinfonia
Tim Brown – conductor

Mendelssohn Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Rossini Stabat Mater

In the grand finale of the 2016 Festival, distinguished conductor Tim Brown directs the CSM Festival Chorus and Orpheus Sinfonia in a performance of Rossini’s masterful and spectacular Stabat Mater. Written late in Rossini’s life and over ten years, this heartfelt setting of the well-known Christian poem owes much to the composer’s career in opera while nevertheless demonstrating a rigorous contrapuntal technique. With rousing bombast astride lyrical introspection, this will be a Festival finale to remember!

“The sweeping energy and rich detail of Tim Brown’s interpretation draw out the best from his young performers.”
(Classic FM 2009)

“Sarah-Jane Brandon – what a voice! Brandon set her arias ablaze with her shimmering, golden and ultimately dazzling voice.”
(Huffington Post 2012)

Tickets £15/20/25 (concessions £13/18/23, students/under 26s half price, unwaged £5) on the door and via Cambridge Live Tickets | 01223 357851