April 16, 2014 —
HONESDALE, PA — Grace Episcopal Church will hold a special event on Good Friday, April 18, with a presentation of Giovanni Pergolesi’s musical adaptation of the sacred text, Stabat Mater Dolorosa, at 7 p.m. The Stabat Mater is a traditional inclusion in the Good Friday observances, typically used at the conclusion of observance of the 14 Stations of the Cross. Soloists Grace Hosie and Lisa van Muilekom will be accompanied on the organ by Rev. Edward Erb, rector of Grace Church.
Pergolesi (1710-1736) wrote his setting of Stabat Mater shortly before his early death at age 26. Pergolesi is considered by many to be the Italian Bach or Handel.
The public is invited to attend. A free-will offering will benefit the organ fund at Grace Church. For more information, call the church at 570/253-2760.