James MacMillan, the preeminent Scottish composer of our time, draws upon his Celtic heritage and Catholic faith for revelatory choral works that tap into our universal humanity. In collaboration with Britten Sinfonia, we are delighted to present his Stabat mater, a gripping masterpiece evoking a mother’s anguish. This piece will be paired with his hauntingly beautiful Miserere, and music by Tallis and Vaughan Williams.
‘The Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia produced one of those performances during which you can hardly breathe for fear of missing a nuance of expression.’ The Times
‘MacMillan’s Stabat mater is a masterpiece of choral invention.’ The Scotsman
Harry Christophers conductor
James MacMillan Miserere
Tallis Why fum’th in fight
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
James MacMillan Stabat mater