The Seven Last Words of Christ

for String Quartet, Op 51
by Joseph Haydn
March 30, 2018, 7:30pm

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.

Friday, March 30th at 7:30pm
Old St. Patrick's Church

700 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661

Ticket Information: Coming Soon

Haymarket String Quartet
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Wendy Benner, violin
Dave Moss, viola
Craig Trompeter, cello 

Cristo crucificado (1780) by Francisco de Goya