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Performer: Sir James MacMillan

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AmsterdamJames MacMillan's Christmas Oratorio

© Hans van der Woerd
MacMillan: Christmas oratorio
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Sir James MacMillan; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Benjamin Goodson; Mary Bevan; Christopher Maltman
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World premiere of James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony at the EIF

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra © Ryan Buchanan

A happy occasion as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The Sixteen and Genesis Sixteen with Harry Christophers conducting in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony at the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Sir James MacMillan’s 60th Astonishing Birthday Concert

Sir James MacMillan © Hansvander Woerd

Sir James MacMillan’s 60th Birthday Concert with SCO and Chorus rediscovers two major seminal works: the dramatic Veni, Veni, Emannuel with Colin Currie and the intense Seven Last Words from the Cross.

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A modern masterpiece: MacMillan’s Stabat Mater

Sir James MacMillan © Hans van der Woerd
MacMillan’s Stabat Mater receives its Scottish première with The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Harry Christophers.
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Inés de Castro: shocking and unmissable

James MacMillan has honed his first opera Inés de Castro into an unmissable evening:  unspeakably gory but utterly thrilling.
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BBCSSO and James MacMillan Celebrate Commonwealth Day with a Blast.

There is always something special when a piece is performed in the presence of a composer, and even more so when the composer conducts a famous and popular work. James MacMillan conducted the BBCSSO in The Confession of Isobel Gowdie to help celebrate Commonwealth Day in Glasgow. 
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MacMillan conducts MacMillan in Glasgow

James MacMillan conducted two rediscovered early orchestral works for the first time with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at City Hall, Glasgow.
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