Fews Ensemble
with Sharon Carty (mezzo soprano)
present: Stabat Mater by Luigi Boccherini

Thursday March 15, 2018 - 8pm
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry

Fews Ensemble:
Joanne Quigley McParland
Marja Gaynor
Rose Redgrave
Robin Michael

Sharon Carty mezzo soprano



Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Passacaglia for unaccompanied violin ‘Guardian Angel’ (1676)

Joseph Haydn
Quartet in F Minor Op. 20 No.5 (1771)

Luigi Boccherini
Stabat Mater G532 1st version (1781)


A wonderful opportunity to hear the original version for solo soprano and strings of this rarely performed masterpiece, performed on original instruments.

Written in 1781, Stabat Mater is an extremely moving work of great beauty and intimacy depicting the sorrow and suffering of Mary at the crucifixion of her son.

Newry Chamber Music presents Stabat Mater by Luigi Boccherini Thursday March 15, 2018 - 8pm Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry

Sharon Carty

Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty is an alumna of the RIAM Dublin, MDW Vienna, and Oper Frankfurt Young Artists programme. Recent engagements include Sesto in Giulio Cesare (Theater Freiburg) Flora in La Traviata with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel(Landestheater Linz) Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte (Ministry of Operatic affairs, Belgium, Theater Freiburg, Theater Erfurt),) Ottone in Handel’s Agrippina (Opera Collective Ireland), Dido in Dido and Aeneas (Oper Frankfurt), Piacere in Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disingannoand Ariodante in Ariodante. She recently created the role of “Amy” in the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s and Enda Walsh’s Fedora prize-winning opera “The Second Violinist”.

In demand on the concert platform across Europe, her concert and oratorio repertoire includes all the Passions, as well as the Weihnachtsoratorium, Mass in b minor, and numerous other cantatas of J.S.Bach, Messiah, Mozart and Durufle Requiem, Mozart Great mass in c minor, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and St.Paul .  She is also a dedicated recitalist, most recently championing the songs of C.V.Stanford in recital with pianist Finghin Collins.

Upcoming highlights include St.Matthew Passion with the Niuewe Philharmonie Utrecht, J.A.Hasse’s Marc Antonio e Cleopatra in Moscow with Musica Viva, her role debut as Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice with Irish National Opera, as well as a world tour of The Second Violinst throughout 2018 and 2019.  Recordings include Gilbert & Cellier’s comic opera The Mountebanks with the BBC Concert Orchestra (2018 release on the Dutton label), and La Traviata on DVD with the NDR Radiophilhamonie alongside Thomas Hampson and Marina Rebeka.


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