THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL GLOUCESTER 26 JULY - 3 AUGUST 2019  

Seven Last Words From The Cross

26/07/2019 7:45pm

Gloucestershire

£35, £30, £22, £12

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Choir of Merton College, Oxford
Bristol Ensemble
Benjamin Nicholas conductor

Judith Weir Ave Regina Caelorum 4'
Dobrinka Tabakova Alma redemptoris mater 4'
James MacMillan Miserere 11'
Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten 7'
Gabriel Jackson Countless and wonderful are the ways to praise God 9'
James MacMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross 45'

The acclaimed choir of Merton College, Oxford, celebrates Sir James MacMillan's 60th birthday year with his spellbinding masterpiece Seven Last Words from the Cross, an immensely moving account of the final moments of Christ's crucifixion. A selection of reflective works from some of Britain's finest choral composers opens the concert, with the first half culminating in Gabriel Jackson's vivid and jubilant motet.

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Venue

Tewkesbury Abbey

Church St
Tewkesbury
GL20 5RZ

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