Easter by Candlelight – Saturday 11 March – South Wall




Exultate Singers conducted by David Ogden
Saturday 11 March 2023 at 7.30pm
St James Priory, Bristol

Domenico Scarlatti Stabat Mater
Antonio Lotti Crucifixus à 8 and à 10
Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum
Tomás Luis de Victoria Excerpts from Tenebrae Responsories
Sebastián de Vivanco Pater, dimitte illis à 12

Exultate Singers returns to the medieval church of St James Priory to perform a feast of beautiful Renaissance and Baroque choral music from Italy and Spain. The concert showcases the wealth of musical resources of these countries between the 16th and 18th centuries. Large-scale works include Holy Week motets written for three separate choirs, and Domenico Scarlatti’s virtuosic and dramatic setting of the Stabat Mater in 10 voice parts.

These contrast with the intimate and reflective devotions that make up Victoria’s settings of words from the evening Tenebrae service, sung in small groups around the church by candlelight to create a moving experience of atmospheric Passiontide music.

Tickets £10 to £18, discounts for under 18s and full time students. Tickets in the South Aisle, South Wall and North Wall have a restricted view.

Access There is level access through the central doors into the church, and one step up at the door to the left. There is a lift to provide access to the toilets which are in the cafe area, and a disabled toilet available. Any chair can be removed to provide a wheelchair space – see seating plan for details of which seats are chairs and which are pews, which are fixed.

If you have any difficulties booking tickets, please email info@exultatesingers.org for help, or alternatively you can purchase tickets from Opus 13 music shop at 20-21 Lower Park Row Bristol BS1 5BN or by phone on 0117 923 0164 (open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm).