Stabat Mater (Scottish Premiere)
Super flumina Babylonis
Miserere mei, Deus
Allegri’s extraordinary Miserere, composed exclusively for the Sistine Chapel’s Holy Week services and made famous when the teenage Mozart copied it out from memory, contrasts with James MacMillan’s highly personal and moving response to this penitential psalm. Palestrina’s incomparable Stabat Mater is complemented by a fresh response to the emotional depths of its text from one of the UK’s foremost choral composers, Gabriel Jackson.
NB: Some new seats have been added to the area BEHIND the performers. As such they have a restricted view.
Exquisite...the ensemble sings with eloquence and expressive finesse.'
The Sunday Times
It's hard not to be drawn in by the intimacy of The Marian Consort's delivery and the vividness of their storytelling.'
See ticket prices for St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk below. For tickets, please call the box office on 0131 473 2000.
Whitekirk may be a tiny hamlet, but it has a long history of Christian pilgrimage dating back to the 14th Century, with the future Pope Pius II making a pilgrimage there after surviving a shipwreck off Dunbar in 1435.
Whitekirk's magnificent red sandstone church of St Mary today remains substantially the building begun in 1439. To enter it is a breathtaking surprise.