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Seven Last Words

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece The Seven Last Words of Christ expresses the immense sorrow of Christ’s suffering in an Introduction, seven slow movements, and a depiction of the earth quake. Haydn wrote “each movement is expressed by purely instrumental music in such a way that even the most uninitiated listener will be moved to the very depths of his soul.” This work was originally commissioned in 1783 for the Good Friday services at the Cathedral in Cádiz, Spain, providing a sonic backdrop for meditation on each of the seven last utterances of Christ. This musical treasure has endured the test of time, remaining in the performance repertory for more than 200 years. The event is featuring Chicago’s prominent violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and is free with registration.
Ticket Information: Tickets are free but registration is required here.
Haymarket String Quartet:
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Jeri-Lou Zike, violin
Dave Moss, viola
Craig Trompeter, cello
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March 30
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Old St. Patrick’s Church
700 West Adams Street
Chicago, 60661 United States
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