The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross

Date: Thursday 28th March 2019 7.30pm

Venue: The Bridgewater Hall

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  • Pärt Trisagion
  • Haydn Symphony No. 49 in F minor ‘La passione’
  • Haydn The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross

Performed By

  • Edvard Grieg Kor
  • VOCES8
  • Gábor Takács-Nagy Music Director

This concert begins a short time before the end of the astronomical twilight. What better time of day then, as light temporarily gives way to dark, to explore Haydn’s orchestral tenebrism – The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross. When this piece was first played in a church in 1785 (or ’86), the room was, according to Haydn, blanketed almost entirely in darkness save for one lamp. We invite you our dear audience to consider what this light might symbolise for you as you listen to this masterful work. Tonight, we want to transport you back to that church in Cadiz where light takes its last stand. VOCES8 gift us their supernal vocal sounds that are sure to illuminate the room as will Gabor’s spark of guidance and Camerata’s combustible playing.

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Booking Information

Box Office: 0161 907 9000
In person: The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS

Tickets from £23 (plus concessions)*

* Prices quoted include a booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. No fee applies to tickets bought in person or purchased as part of a fixed or flexible subscription.

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