Friday 19 June, 7.30pm
Insight into the Mind of A Composer with James MacMillan CBE
As part of the University and Cathedral Summer Festival
Discussions with leading British composer James MacMillan CBE, interspersed with performances of his choral works by the Choir of Sheffield Cathedral.
James MacMillan CBE is one of today's most successful living composers and is also internationally active as a conductor. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, his Roman Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic folk music, blended together with influences from Far Eastern, Scandinavian and Eastern European music.
First becoming internationally recognised after the extraordinary success of 'The Confession of Isobel', his prolific output has since been performed and broadcast around the world, placing him in the front rank of today's composers.
Sheffield Cathedral Choir are the city's only professional choir, with a reputation as being one of the finest cathedral choirs in the land. As well as providing music for worship at the cathedral, they often undertake concert engagements. regularly broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and have made a number of commercial recordings, all to critical acclaim.
...an extremely accomplished group of singers, nine voices of individual strength with a fine unison sound that is powerful with rich sonority..."
This event will be followed by a short reception.
This event is sponsored by the Sir Henry Stephenson Trust at the University of Sheffield
Tickets: £10, £8 (concessions) £5 (students/unwaged)
For more information and to purchase tickets please see www.musicandartsfestival.co.uk