Haydn’s Quartet Op. 51 “Seven Last Words”

FRIDAY 2 APRIL 2021
At 3pm

ConTempo Quartet and Aoibhéann McCann, a Best Actress Award winner in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2020


To mark Easter weekend, on Friday 2 April at 3pm, Drogheda Classical Music will present a performance of Haydn’s Quartet Op. 51 “Seven Last Words”, with texts by acclaimed poet Mark Strand, from St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda. The work will be performed by ConTempo Quartet and Aoibhéann McCann, a Best Actress Award winner in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2020 and will be available to watch online.

Please note that this is a streamed event and will only be available to watch live at 3pm

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Haydn’s Quartet Op. 51 “Seven Last Words” with texts by acclaimed poet Mark Strand

Haydn’s Quartet Op. 51 “Seven Last Words” are meditations on Christ’s last words on the cross, and are among the great pieces of Easter music. They are seven short phrases from the Latin Bible worked conceptually and rhythmically into the texture of Haydn’s exquisite music. It was commissioned in 1786 for the Good Friday service at Oratorio de la Santa Cueva (Holy Cave Oratory) in Cádiz, Spain. Originally scored for orchestra, the quartet version was arranged in 1787 and is the form in which the work is most often performed today. Pulitzer prize poet Mark Strand was commissioned by the Brentano String Quartet to write a new text inspired by the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas. 

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This concert is filmed and presented with top-level audio, recorded live in St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda. You can view the concert from the comfort of your home via our online broadcast. It will be broadcast on Ticketsolve Rooms from Friday 2nd April for €10.

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Friday 2nd April 2021

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