Scholl and the Academy of Ancient Music

Part of Birmingham International Concert Season 2013/14

Wednesday 29th January

Town Hall

Academy of Ancient Music

Andreas Scholl countertenor/director

Klara Ek soprano

Vivaldi Stabat Mater 20’
van Wassenaer Concerto Armonico No 2 10’
Vivaldi Salve Regina 16
van Wassenaer Concerto Armonico No 3 9’
Pergolesi Stabat Mater 41’

‘The most important thing is the message of the music’ says Andreas Scholl. ‘Without soul and spirit, the music just doesn’t sound.’ Town Hall audiences already know just how intensely Germany’s leading countertenor lives those words; this concert finds him both directing the Academy of Ancient Music in two dazzling instrumental concertos – and letting his voice and spirit soar in three of the eighteenth century’s most expressive sacred masterpieces.