New York MacMillan Stabat Mater reviews - Britten Sinfonia

New York MacMillan Stabat Mater reviews

Reviews from the US premiere performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater at the White Light Festival, Lincoln Center in November 2019.

Concerto Net

"MacMillan eschewed even the possibility of mere music-making. His Stabat Mater, both voices and strings almost literally wept. Within this one-hour work, one heard trembling, whispering, crying for comfort. Not literally, of course, but through a passion of almost unearthly intensity."