Academy of Ancient Music – Mortal Voices – music by Pergolesi, Corelli & Handel
Friday 16th February 2018 | 7:30pm
Venue: West Road Concert Hall
In a concert that will pull at the heart strings, baroque specialist Christian Curnyn directs soprano Keri Fuge and countertenor Tim Mead, in some of the most sublime music of the early 18th century.
Pergolesi’s beautiful Stabat Mater is his best-known work and one of the finest settings of this sorrowful song to Mary at the Crucifixion. A hidden gem in this concert is Handel’s cantata ‘Ah! che troppo ineguali’, an anguished appeal of mortal voices to Mary to extinguish every spark of warlike fury and bring peace. It is paired here with the altogether earthier cantata Il Duello Amoroso – almost a mini-opera, it tells the story of an ‘amorous duel’ between the shepherd Daliso and the shepherdess Amaryllis, the music perfectly capturing the drama of the story.
Free pre-concert talk at 6:30pm
For more information about the AAM visit www.aam.co.uk
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 in D major
Handel Cantata HWV230 ‘Ah! Che troppo ineguali’
Handel Cantata HWV82 ‘Il Duello Amoroso’
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Ticket and Booking Information
£33, £27, £15 (£5 for under 26 and students)
Cambridge Live Box Office 01223 357851