Seattle Times Reviews Northwest Boychoir Stabat Mater
Ahead of their March 18th Portland performance, the Northwest Boychoir performed Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with an ensemble of Seattle Symphony musicians under the direction of King’s College Choir director Stephen Cleobury:
“The Boychoir, directed for the past 30 years by Joseph Crnko, has become a beloved Northwest fixture…with singing of exceptional clarity and balance, imposing unity, precise diction and a soaring lyricism that equaled the boys on the other side of the Atlantic. …the major piece on the program was the 41-minute “Stabat Mater” of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi…The Northwest Boychoir members warmly brought to life the choral sections expressing grief about the death of Christ, and the hope of eternity in paradise.” —Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times
- Gabriel Fauré Requiem
- Giovanni Pergolesi Stabat Mater
- George Frideric Handel Coronation Anthem
Cappella Romana presents guest artists in Portland, OR, as part of its mission to explore the Christian East and West. Prior guest artists on Cappella Romana’s series have included the Tudor Choir, the Byrd Ensemble, and the St. Panteleimon Quartet from Tbilisi (Georgia).