Hebrides Ensemble presents James MacMillan’s Since it was the day of preparation…

November 3, 2015 in by mwhiteside


Event Details


When Hebrides Ensemble premiered Since it was the day of preparation… in 2012, the response was extraordinary. ‘Wonderfully rich’, wrote The Times; ‘Broad, blazing and stunning’, said The Herald.

Written as a ‘postscript’ to his St John Passion, Since it was the day of preparation… explores the biggest mystery in the greatest story ever told – Christ’s Resurrection. With just five instrumentalists and five singers, MacMillan’s scoring is as intimate as the story itself, one that is a tale of despair and sacrifice, but also ultimately of celebration.

At times plaintive and lyrical, at others reaching into the far corners of tonality, this is a masterpiece of musical storytelling, finding a very human story in something divine.

Brindley Sherratt: Bass Soloist, Synergy Vocals.
7.00pm Pre-concert talk with James MacMillan.
Prices: £18.00 (£15.00 conc. £10.00 student/unemployed/under 18)
Booking Info: 08444 77 1000 / www.ticketweb.co.uk
Website: http://hebridesensemble.com/concerts/macmillan/