Choral Workshop in Tuscany 2014
Date: August 19, 2013
International Oratorio Choir
Workshop 23-27 July 2014, Montecatini Therme (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?
In Tuscany the International Oratorio Choir will be using the rehearsal rooms.
The region presents a wonderful spectacle of natural luminescence and colours for an unforgettable musical event.
Where and when the concert will take place?
The oratory will be held in front of the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta in Montecatini Terme (Italy) on 26 July 2014 at 22:00 hrs within the context of the 6th International Toscana Music Festival.