Salve mater fons amoris

Salve mater fons amoris, (Hail Mother, Fountain of Love) is a musical meditation on motherly love through the lens of three exquisite Baroque pieces. The program begins with Alessandro Scarlatti’s bright and heartfelt setting of the well-known prayer, Salve Regina (Hail Mary), followed by an Italian Baroque instrumental piece. The program culminates with Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s moving and dramatic Stabat Mater (the Mother was Standing), a piece written on the composer’s deathbed at the age of 26, which tells the story of the Virgin Mary’s grief as she stood beside the cross.

Performers: Kinga Cserjési, soprano, Deborah Carmichael, mezzo-soprano

St. Ignatius of Antioch, NYC 2023
Church of St. Monica, NYC 2023
Church of St. Joseph’s, NYC 2022
Santa Maria Novella, Florence 2019
Chiesa di Sant’Andrea Forisportam, Pisa 2019