Scottish Ensemble Present: Seven Last Words
Experience composer James MacMillan’s setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ, as part of Scottish Ensemble’s 50th anniversary programme.
Vivid and alive with the composer’s distinctive style, strings combine with voices to create a truly chilling, brutal, beautiful, transcendent piece of music that boldly reaches out to its listener, whatever their beliefs.
Originally commissioned by the BBC in 1994, Scottish Ensemble will revisit the piece in collaboration with another leading Scottish group, Dunedin Consort.
Dunedin Consort is one of the world’s leading Baroque ensembles, recognised for its vivid and insightful performances and recordings which aim to make early music relevant to the present day. Under the direction of John Butt, the ensemble has won two coveted Gramophone Awards – for the 2007 recording of Handel’s Messiah and the 2014 recording of Mozart’s Requiem.
Supported by Resonate, a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust
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