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London Sinfonietta on Tour: Huddersfield

 23 November 2014 at 8pm 

London Sinfonietta on Tour: Huddersfield

St Pauls Hall
United Kingdom

Ilan Volkov conductor
BBC Singers
London Sinfonietta

The London Sinfonietta and BBC Singers perform the world premiere of Stabat Mater Dolorosa, written especially for them by James Dillon.

Composer in Residence at hcmf// this year, Dillon is one of the most celebrated but least performed composers in the UK, describing his music as like ‘stepping into the magic circle.’

In this new work for choir, ensemble and electronics, Dillon explores the myth surrounding one of the most important texts in Biblical history. Combining the original Latin text with excerpts from an essay by radical feminist writer Julie Kristeva, John Donne’s A Valediction:Forbidding Mourning and even a letter to Picasso from his mother, this contemporary rendering of Mary’s lamentation at the foot of the cross will have a powerful, expressive impact.

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3, hcmf// and Casa da Música Porto.

James Dillon : Stabat Mater Dolorosa

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