Cappella Amsterdam (photo Melle Meivogel)

Stabat Mater

Cappella Amsterdam
Sat 25 Jan 2025 20:15 - 22:00
Sat 25 Jan 2025
20:15 - 22:00
  • Sat 25 Jan 2025
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Silvia Borzelli Tenebrae
Matteo Gualandi Piccolo Requiem
Domenico Scarlatti Stabat Mater 
Leonardo Leo Miserere mei Deus 
Antonio Lotti Dies irae
Antonio Lotti Crucifixus


Cappella Amsterdam
Geoffroy Jourdain conductor

Beautiful Italian choral sounds capture Mary’s suffering

The programme’s centrepiece is Domenico Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater (The mother stood). Though mainly known for his 550 harpsichord sonatas, Scarlatti also composed operas and a lot of church music during his younger years in Naples. The most famous of these is the Stabat Mater, written in 1715 for no less than ten voices. With ‘flawless singing’ and a ‘rich sound’, Cappella Amsterdam achieves a perfect balance, according to Music Web International.

Usually, the focus is on Jesus’ suffering, but this time it’s his mother’s. In addition to Scarlatti’s work, five other Italian choral works about the suffering of the Virgin Mary will be performed. From the 18th-century Italians Leo and Lotti to a specially commissioned work by Silvia Borzelli, fresh from the pen.