James MacMillan ‘Le grand inconnu’: Edinburgh

17 August 2019 8pm The Usher Hall Tickets: £15 - £48(Booking Fees Apply)

The Edinburgh International Festival’s major five-concert celebration of Sir James MacMillan’s 60th birthday continues with two powerfully spiritual works conceived for the concert hall.

We will perform alongside the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and members of Genesis Sixteen under the baton of James MacMillan himself, for the first performance of the composer’s Fifth Symphony, Le grand inconnu. A meditation on the mystery of the Holy Spirit, this is a major new choral symphony for our times.

Listen to the Genesis Foundation’s new podcast which features Sir James MacMillan and Cardinal Vincent Nichols discussing the Holy Spirit and MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony here.


The Sixteen
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Genesis Sixteen alumni and current members
Harry Christophers conductor
James MacMillan conductor


Sir James MacMillan Symphony No 2
Sir James MacMillan Symphony No 5, Le grand inconnu (World Premiere). Commissioned by the Genesis Foundation

James MacMillan Stabat mater


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