Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performance of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater with The Sixteen at the Sistine Chapel:The Times
"As if possessed across the centuries by the spirit of Michelangelo's colossal, vividly coloured figures, the Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia produced one of those performances during which you can hardly breathe for fear of missing a nuance of expression."The Tablet
"Listening to Sir James’ setting of the Stabat Mater is painful. It also transfixes, captivating the audience for an hour in a contemplative prayer."