Performances

Performance Details

SIR JAMES MACMILLAN
Symphony No2**
Symphony No 5 'Le grand inconnu'* (World Premiere)

HARRY CHRISTOPHERS Conductor*
SIR JAMES MACMILLAN Conductor**

The Sixteen
Genesis Sixteen

The International Festival’s major five-concert celebration of Sir James MacMillan’s 60th birthday continues with two powerfully spiritual works conceived for the concert hall.

The Orchestra combines forces with the eminent chorus The Sixteen and youth chorus Genesis Sixteen under long-time MacMillan collaborator Harry Christophers for the first performance of the composer’s Fifth Symphony, Le grand inconnu. A meditation on the mystery of the Holy Spirit, this is a major new choral symphony for our times.