Workshop Stabat Mater 2012 in Italy

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Workshop Stabat Mater 2012 in Italy

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International Oratorio Choir
Workshop 16-21 October 2012, Riva del Garda (Italy)

Stabat Mater (G. Rossini)

Which piece will be worked on together?
Gioacchino Rossini’s Stabat Mater is the central piece of church music written by this Italian opera composer. It is based on a mediaeval poem called Stabat Mater Dolorosa. Following Italian traditions of church music, Rossini divided the mediaeval sequence in Stabat Mater into clearly separated solo and ensemble movements. The care with which he undertook this task is reflected in the fact that he used no material from earlier works whatsoever. Stabat Mater contains both operatic elements and features of church music: lively melodic patterns and dynamic rhythms can be found alongside contrapuntal sections composed in the old style.

Where will the rehearsals be held?
On Lake Garda in Italy the International Oratorio Choir will be using the rehearsal rooms.
The lake presents a wonderful spectacle of natural luminescence and colours, so that it is a unique holiday resort at any time of the year. The lakeside towns and villages with their architecture and imposing palazzi are a fascinating feature of this area. This enchanting environment will provide dedicated singers with a superb opportunity for an unforgettable musical event.

Where and when the concert will take place?
The oratory will be held at the Concert Hall in Riva del Garda (Italy) on 20 October 2012 at 20:00 hrs

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