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Singers needed for Stabat Mater in Italy (October 2012)

Location: Italy
Voicing: Mixed
International Oratorio Choir
16-21 October 2012
Stabat Mater
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Who is the International Oratorio Choir?

The International Oratorio Choir (Artisitc Director MD Peter Laskowski) is a large international project-focused choir.

Who can take part in the project?

  • Whole choirs or parts thereof with at least 10 singers

What are the terms and conditions for singers?

  • own choral scores (published by Kalmus Music) of Stabat Mater (G. Rossini)
    you can order it from us
  • some rough knowledge of the piece (e.g. having worked through it yourself or indeed having performed it on a previous occasion)
  • commitment to attend all the rehearsals throughout the project phase

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
For more information and application form please visit our website:
Gregor Laskowski
International Oratorio Choir