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Pergolesi's Stabat Mater is one of the most iconic and revered sacred works for voice, composed in the final weeks of the composer's life. Of the opening duet, philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau said: 'It is the most perfect and touching duet to come from the pen of any composer'. 

For our first 2018 subscription concert, we are thrilled to be presenting Pergolesi's masterpiece with soloists Cristina Russo and Herald Sun Aria Winner Max Riebl. We will be joined by a handpicked orchestra of some of Melbourne's finest period instrumentalists. 

Also in the program - opera arias by Handel, choral works by Bach, Monteverdi, Gibbons, and the final scene from Purcell's Dido and Æneas - featuring Dido's celebrated lament When I am laid in earth. 

Don't miss the chance to hear this sublime program of music. 

We look forward to seeing you there. 

2:30pm Saturday May 19 

The Choir of St Peter's Eastern Hill & Gloriana Chamber Choir 
Cristina Russo, soprano
Max Riebl, countertenor
Baroque orchestra lead by Natasha Conrau
Directed by Andrew Raiskums 

Tickets: $35 (Ticket price includes champagne supper after the concert)

Bookings: or call 0409 802 892

Full program: 

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
G.F. Handel: Dove sei (from Rodelinda) 
G.F. Handel: Da tempeste (from Giulio Cesare) 
J.S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn BWV 230
Claudio Monteverdi: Beatus vir I 
Orlando Gibbons: This is the record of John 
Henry Purcell: When I am laid in earth/With drooping wings (from Dido and Æneas)


Event starts
Saturday 19 May, 2018
Event Ends
Saturday 19 May, 2018
St Peter's Eastern Hill
Venue Address
15 Gisborne St, East Melbourne

Victoria, Melbourne

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