Maarten Engeltjes, countertenor | Shira Patchornik, soprano
P.F Thomése, narrator

Stabat Mater

The first major project of Maarten Engeltjes and PRJCT Amsterdam

It was Maarten Engeltjes' first major project with his baroque orchestra PRJCT Amsterdam: Stabat Mater by Giovanni Batista Pergolesi (1710-1736). The theme is fate, death, especially the death of a child - and especially the loss of a child as experienced by the parents. 

The program begins with two pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, Nulla in mundo pax and Nisi dominus (with the touching Cum dederit About fate, doom and destiny. Then P.F. Thomése, author of the book Shadow Child (2003) about the death of his own little daughter, some passages from it. This is to introduce Pergolesi's well-known and beloved Stabat Mater (1736) in which Mary at the foot of the cross weeps over her son Jesus: The deeply saddened Mother  | Stood weeping at the cross | While her Son hung there.


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Nulla in mundo pax sincera (solo cantata for soprano)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Nisi Dominus (solo cantata for counter tenor)

P.F. Thomése
excerpts from Shadow Child

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
Stabat Mater


Maarten Engeltjes countertenor
Shira Patchornik soprano
P.F. Thomése speaking voice
Josef Žák violin & conducting
PRJCT Amsterdam


Sat, September 2, 2017, 20:15
St John's Basilica - Laren
Stabat Mater
Fri, September 29, 2017, 20:15
Concert Hall - Tilburg
Stabat Mater
Sat, September 30, 2017, 20:15
Philharmonie - Haarlem
Stabat Mater
Sun, October 1, 2017, 14:15
Muziekgebouw Amsterdam
Stabat Mater
Sat, November 25, 2017, 20:15
Salle Gaveau - Paris
Stabat Mater
Sun, November 26, 2017, 14:15
Chapelle De La Trninté - Lyon
Stabat Mater

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