“Seven Last Words”
Thirteen Strings presents its traditional Concert on Good Friday
April 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Dominion Chalmers Church, Ottawa
The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross is an orchestral work by Joseph Haydn initially performed in Spain in 1786 then adapted by the composer in 1787 for string quartet. The seven main meditative sections, labelled “sonatas” and all slow, are framed by a slow Introduction and a fast “Earthquake” conclusion, for a total of nine movements.
This reflective yet powerful concert – evocative of the events on Good Friday – with reading of poems in English and French, showcases Ottawa’s premier orchestra ensemble at its best.
Concert tickets for “Seven Last Words” are available at Leading Note, Books on Beechwood, Compact Music and at www.thirteenstrings.ca. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-738-7888.