James MacMillan’s new Passion will sound breathtaking in the
Chapel. Arising out of a collaboration with scholars from
Cambridge and Duke University, MacMillan sets the passage in
the Luke’s Gospel describing the suffering and death of Jesus.
The music is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage,
Catholic faith, social conscience and Celtic folk music. He has
said “Bach’s music proves that the Passion of Christ has deep
beginnings and profound resonance, even for modern man: he
opened up a window on the divine love affair with humanity. The
greatest calling for an artist, in any age, is to do the same.”
James MacMillan: St Luke Passion
The trebles of Trinity School, London and Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, London
Britten Sinfonia Voices
James MacMillan, conductor
Tickets: £30, £25, £15 (£5 unsighted), available from The Shop at Kings (01223 769340).
Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Magdalen College Choir, Oxford and New College Choir, Oxford are now unable to perform in this concert. Britten Sinfonia is extremely grateful to the trebles of Trinity School, London and Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, London for agreeing to perform instead. We are delighted to have these two choirs
A co-promotion with Britten Sinfonia with generous support from Duke Divinity School.