James MacMillan’s Stabat mater: Ely

9 November 2019 7.30pm Ely Cathedral Tickets: £10 - 40

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

Performers

The Sixteen
Britten Sinfonia
Harry Christophers conductor

Programme

James MacMillan Miserere
Tallis
Why fum’th in fight
Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
James MacMillan
Stabat mater

Media

James MacMillan: Stabat mater. CD and downloads available.

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