Seven Last Words from the Cross - Holy Week Festival - Britten Sinfonia

Seven Last Words from the Cross – Holy Week Festival

19 Apr 2019


Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence


Selection from the Tenebrae Responsories for Good Friday

Sir James MacMillan

Seven Last Words from the Cross

Tenebrae © Sim Canetty-Clarke



Tenebrae and Britten Sinfonia collaborate for the first time for an absorbing and moving concert experience. These premiere ensembles celebrate Sir James MacMillan’s 60th birthday year with his Seven Last Words from the Cross, widely admired as one of the composer’s finest achievements, alongside poignant liturgical music by Poulenc and Victoria. MacMillan’s cantata follows Christ’s final utterances at the Crucifixion, meditating on each to form a dramatic and emotional sequence.

Pre-concert talk with Sir James MacMillan and Nigel Short 7.00pm.

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