Scottish Ensemble and Dunedin Consort’s Seven Last Words from the Cross

Scottish Ensemble, Kelvingrove 2017, Hugh Carswell
Scottish Ensemble, Kelvingrove 2017, Hugh Carswell

Seven Last Words from the Cross

From: 26 Mar 2020

To: 31 Mar 2020

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Note: cancelled due to public health situation.

26th – 31st March

Thu 26th March, 7:30pm
Inverness Cathedral or 01463 234 234

Friday 27th March, 8pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh or 0131 668 2019

Saturday 28th March, 7:30pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow or 0141 332 5057

Sunday 29th March, 8pm
V&A Dundee or 01382 434 940

Tue 31st March, 7:30pm
Milton Court, London or 020 7638 8891

Premiered by the Scottish Ensemble for the BBC in 1994, James MacMillan’s landmark setting of the dying words of Jesus Christ, Seven Last Words from the Cross will be performed by the Scottish Ensemble and Dunedin Consort in the former’s 50th anniversary year, across Scotland and in London.

The celebrated Scots composer’s searing setting of Jesus’ words has since acquired a central place in the repertoire, connecting with audiences across the world by weight of astonishing emotional power. Hearing the piece performed is a transformative experience, with juxtaposed moments of ‘aching intensity, heart-rending beauty and raw, keening desolation’ – music that is at once intensely personal and magnificently universal.

Supported by Resonate, a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust.

Image: Scottish Ensemble, Kelvingrove 2017, Hugh Carswell


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