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Saturday 24 March 2018

MacMillan's Stabat Mater to be streamed live from Rome

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This work, by St Mary's Music School Vice-President Sir James MacMillan, will be streamed live from the Sistine Chapel on 22 April 2018 - the first live concert stream ever from The Vatican. 

The Stabat Mater was commissioned by the Genesis Foundation whose Founder and Chairman, John Studzinski, commented that ‘I’m delighted that many hundreds of thousands of people will experience James’s Stabat Mater direct from the Sistine Chapel. It is rare for a new, hour-long work of sacred music to move audiences across the world as soon as it has been premiered, but James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater is that rarity. A masterpiece, it has instantly connected audiences to the timeless story of Mary’s suffering as she observed the suffering and death of her son Jesus and simultaneously rose to become the Mother of Mankind.’

Catch the concert live on April 22 or for a month thereafter on the Classic FM website.

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