Please note this is a standing performance, if you have seating requirements contact email@example.com and we will reserve you a seat.
O, thou Mother, fount of love,
touch my spirit from above,
make my heart with thine accord.
Figure is joined by Dame Emma Kirkby for a new, intimate production of Pergolesi’s iconic 1736 masterpiece, staged by celebrated director Sophie Daneman, and performed by women of multiple generations. Following their acclaimed production of Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (THIS IS MY BODY, ★★★★ The Times), Figure will perform without barriers between audience and musicians in the atmospheric Stone Nest.
The Stabat Mater is a call to share in the pain of a grieving mother, hoping to be redeemed through the act of compassion. With new music by Alex Mills (“Music of supernatural poignancy, melodic but otherworldly, narratively urgent but poetically impressionistic" –The Guardian) weaving around Pergolesi’s original setting of the text, join us for a moving reflection on life and death, and a rallying cry to find a common humanity in our suffering.
Figure is very grateful to the Continuo Foundation for their generous support of this production.
Stabat Mater P.77 by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736) with new, additional music by Alex Mills
Frederick Waxman - Musical Director
Sophie Daneman - Director
Alex Mills - Composer
Chris Burr - Lighting
Dame Emma Kirkby - Soprano
Catherine Carby - Mezzo-soprano
Rowan Pierce - Soprano
Alexandra Achillea Pouta - Mezzo-soprano
Stone Nest is an arts
organisation and performance venue in the heart of London's West End,
bringing exceptional and experimental art to a wide audience. A hidden gem nestled amidst the bright lights of
theatreland, it offers a platform for bold, visionary artists and a
space where audiences can encounter an eclectic programme of
Stone Nest is an old building and unfortunately cannot currently accommodate electric wheelchairs. We can accommodate manually operated wheelchairs via a temporary ramp; please let us know that you are a wheelchair user when booking and whether a Companion will be accompanying you, and we will arrange a Companion ticket for you.