Turun tuomiokirkko

Easter Concert 2023

Ross Jamie Collins, conductor
Teppo Lampela, countertenor
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Pietro Antonio Locatelli: Sinfonia funebre      
Sebastian Fagerlund: Preghiera
Antonio Vivaldi: Filiae maestae Jerusalem
Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
Valentin Silvestrov: Messenger
Georg Friedrich Händel: Largo from opera Xerxes 

Fagerlund’s Preghiera is a prayer in music, a call to silence and meditation. This is followed by florid music from the Italian Baroque: Stabat Mater evokes the suffering of Mary at the foot of Jesus’ cross, while Filiae maestae Jerusalem focuses on the mourning after his death. The titular messenger in the work by Ukrainian composer Silvestrov carries messages between this world and the next. The programme provides a powerful and memorable experience for Good Friday.