Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
This sacred masterpiece will be performed by vocal soloists, Bishop Gorman students, UT Tyler Concert Chorale, and string ensemble. A piece of Sacred Art will be presented by Robert Puschautz, Stabat Mater Art Fellow of the St. Philip Institute.
Presented at the Chapel of Sts. Peter & Paul: 1435 ESE Loop 323 | Tyler, TX
Soprano soloists: Lucia Lopez & Kara Story
Mezzo soloists: Suzanne Liles & Catherine Elueze
Strings: Longview String Quartet
Guest Conductor: Dr. Cameron Rose, Choral director at UT Tyler
Sacred Art Presentation: Robert Puschautz
The Stabat Mater Dolorosa is a profound liturgical poem detailing the divine maternal love of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the foot of her Son’s Crucifixion. It is a communicative journey for the willing participant. The text starts as an observational monologue and transitions into consolations to the Sorrowful Mother while pleading for her to allow us to participate both in her anguish and love for Christ. Penultimately, the participant demands that the Holy Mother allow them to share in the Passion of Christ. Finally, the participant speaks directly to Christ and begs to be allowed into Paradise.