Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

The Stabat Mater is a Latin text that recounts the suffering of Mary, the mother of Jesus, during his crucifixion. This particular  setting of the text is sung by a soprano and mezzo-soprano, either in a solo, or duet, accompanied by a string ensemble and organ. Our interpretation will be led without a conductor, include winds in the orchestra, and feature many different voices as soloists.

The rest of the program will include J.S Bach’s famous Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170 sung by the winner of our auditions, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Routhier as well as orchestral excerpts from Lully's opera Isis.

Saturday, March 10th at 7:30pm

Sunday, March 11th at 7:30pm

Trinity College Chapel

6 Hoskin Avenue

Toronto, Ontario

Cor Unum Ensemble is pleased to welcome three new artists, including our guest soloist, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Routhier.

Praised for her “warm, clear mezzo” (Opera Canada, 2014), Jennifer Routhier is a rising young mezzo-soprano on the Canadian stage.  In 2015, she traveled to France to work with directors Jeanette Aster and Hans Nieuwenhuis at La Roche d'Hys, sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.  Equally at home in opera and musical theater, previous credits include Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Opera NUOVA), Imelda in Verdi's Oberto (Tryptych Opera), and Witch II in Dido and Aneas (University of Toronto Schola Cantorum).  


In concert, Jennifer has appeared under the baton of Maestro Paul McCreesh, Glen Fast, Daniel Taylor, Jeanne Lamon and more performing works such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Imant Raminsh’s Magnificat, and Handel’s Messiah.  As a recitalist, she is a champion of Canadian art song, having produced and presented a program of Canadian art song and German Lieder last season with MYOpera musical director, Natasha Fransblow.   She recently premiered a commissioned work by Kolby Zinger-Harris and Aparna Halpé as part of the Sounds of Silence initiative for new art song in Toronto.  Jennifer made her New York debut as the soloist in Scott MacMillan’s Celtic Mass for the Sea in 2015 with the Canadian Celtic Choir at Carnegie Hall.  


Ms. Routhier is currently pursuing her Masters in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto, studying under American mezzo-soprano Laura Tucker.

Also joining us for the first time are violinist Michelle Odorico and trumpeter Paul Savidotti.

Michelle Odorico, violin

Paul Savidotti, trumpet