Aldeburgh Voices - James MacMillan: Stabat Mater

Sat 11 Apr 2020 2pm

From £5.00 to £18.00

Orford Church

Part of Easter Weekend

Saturday 11 April 2020 - 2.00pm

The sorrowing of Christ’s mother has long drawn impassioned responses from composers, and James MacMillan’s setting for choir, soloists and string orchestra has already been hailed as a 21st-century masterpiece. It balances intense anguish with passages of glowing ethereal beauty, with solo voices and instruments emerging from the darkness.

Britten’s Purcell transcription and a Holy Week motet serve as a contemplative prelude.

Booking opens on Tuesday 3 December at 10am. Priority booking for Annual Donors opens on Tuesday 29 October, for Friends on Tuesday 12 November and for ABL and eABL on Tuesday 26 November. Find out more about joining us and priority booking.

National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Suffolk Ensemble
Ben Parry
conductor

Purcell arr. Britten Chacony 7’
James MacMillan Videns Dominus 5’
Stabat Mater 55’