Few living composers communicate with the emotional directness of James MacMillan, so the first performances of his Stabat Mater are a major occasion. Harry Christophers directs The Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia placing MacMillan in context with music from Tallis to Vaughan Williams.
Harry Christophers conductor
James MacMillan Miserere
Tallis Why fum’th in fight
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
James MacMillan Stabat Mater
Pre-concert talk and performance 6.30pm
Harry Christophers discusses MacMillan’s Stabat Mater, and Eamonn Dougan introduces and conducts Genesis Sixteen.
Commissioned by the Genesis Foundation for Harry Christophers and The Sixteen