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
Tallis Why fum’th in fight
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Britten Prelude & Fugue
James MacMillan Stabat Mater
Pre-concert talk and performance 6.15pm
Composer James MacMillan joins the young musicians of Britten Sinfonia Academy on stage for a discussion and performance.
Commissioned by the Genesis Foundation for Harry Christophers and The Sixteen