Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Holy Week witnesses neglected masterwork

On Wednesday 1st April, St Botolph's continued to observe Holy Week with a
Lenten Sequence of the Desolation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Venetian
composer, Antonio Caldara's magnificent *Stabat Mater (1725)* was
fragmented with Scriptural Sentences to provide a vehicle for
congregational reflection. The Choir of St Botolph's was joined by a string
quartet at this chastening and meditative ceremony.