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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. Britten Sinfonia and U.K.-based chorus The Sixteen, under the baton of Harry Christophers, present the U.S. premiere of MacMillan’s Stabat Mater, a gripping new masterpiece evoking a mother’s anguish.
“The Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia produced one of those performances during which you can hardly breathe for fear of missing a nuance of expression.”– Times (U.K.)
“MacMillan’s Stabat Mater is a masterpiece of choral invention.”– Scotsman
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall
Pre-concert discussion with James MacMillan and Andrew Shenton at 6:15 pm in the Opera Learning Center, Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 6th Floor
James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater was commissioned by the Genesis Foundation for Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.