Aldeburgh Voices - James MacMillan: Stabat Mater

Sat 11 Apr 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.

National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Suffolk Ensemble
Ben Parry
conductor

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