Currently Ensemble in Residence: 

The Courtauld Institute of Art

N E W S

MacMillan: Seven Last Words From the Cross

Ely Cathedral

31st March 2021

"a challenging piece ... received a stunning performance here, with MacMillan's wrenching harmonies really cutting through with a clean edge, yet poignant moments too. The performance was one to a part (challenging in itself) which brought a lovely clarity and cleanliness to the music, yet in the more dramatic moments seemed to heighten the intensity. The result makes a very modern contemplation for Holy Week, you cannot but doubt MacMillan's spiritual commitment to the music, yet he writes in a way which speaks to a wide variety of souls."

Robert Hugill       Planet Hugill 

“From the thrilling opening chorus to the final blazing chord of D major, Passio proved to be a thoroughly compelling and riveting experience”

Joe Conway       Peterborough Telegraph

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