New Music Dublin 2018 : Defrosted
Chamber Choir Ireland
Irish Chamber Orchestra
James MacMillan, conductor
James MacMillan Stabat Mater
Chamber Choir Ireland and the Irish Chamber Orchestra perform the Irish premiere of James MacMillan’s "Stabat Mater", an intense setting of the text of the medieval hymn of the same title, for chorus and orchestra, conducted by the composer himself in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Few living composers communicate with the emotional directness of Sir James MacMillan, and performances of his new Stabat Mater have received rave reviews. For MacMillan, 'beauty is at the heart of our Christian faith' and this work, in common with almost all his others, is profoundly shaped by his beliefs.
Presented by New Music Dublin with the support of NCH, RTÉ and The Arts Council