In Review: Zabala hailed for her last minute jump-in for St. Paul Chamber Orchestra "Stabat Mat

"Stabat Mater sets a medieval Latin poem describing the agony of Christ's mother as her son is crucified and contemplating the significance of his sacrifice. It has eight movements in which the soloists sing together, and a natural blend between them is indispensable. Serendipitously, Tinney and Zabala had it, their voices dovetailing mellifluously in terms of size and tonal color. Despite the skimpy rehearsal time they also had confidence aplenty in the pinging, ricochet rhythms of "Fac, ut ardeat cor meum" and the ardent "Amen" at the conclusion." -Star Tribune

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