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Scottish Ensemble, Sean Shibe & Westminster Cathedral Choir

at The Cumnock Tryst Festival 2017

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Scottish Ensemble performs at The Cumnock Trust Festival 2017 as this year’s Artist In Residence.

£22 / £16
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Miserere mei, Deus
Michael Murray
Pilgrims world premiere
Michael Murray
King David’s Dance 
world premiere
James MacMillan
Seven Last Words from the Cross

Scottish Ensemble is thrilled to join the brilliant young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe and the world-renowned Westminster Cathedral Choir for this concert of ancient and new music at the beautiful St John’s Church.

The programme centres around two newly-commissioned works by Auchinleck composer Michael Murray: a new guitar concerto, Pilgrims, and a special encore piece. Self-taught from his school days, Michael has had a life-long commitment to writing music and is now emerging as a composer of note.

Before this, we’ll perform Allegri’s famous choral masterpiece, written centuries ago for the Sistine Chapel, and which takes the voice of a boy soloist into the stratosphere. In the second half, choir and orchestra combine in a performance of the signature cantata by the Tryst’s Artistic Director; MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross will be conducted by the composer himself.

“I have written a number of works for the incredible choir of Westminster Cathedral, and I am delighted to welcome them to my old church of St John’s where I played the organ as a teenager. They sing my Seven Last Words beautifully and they will be joined by the string ensemble I wrote it for. An added pleasure for me is to give the world premieres of works by another local composer who has written for an outstanding soloist, Sean Shibe.” Sir James MacMillan

SE at The Cumnock Tryst 2017
Full listings

Thu 28 September at 7.30pm                        SE, Colin Currie & Dave Maric
Fri 29 September at 7.30pm                          Kaleidoscope
Sat 30 September at 7.30pm                         SE, Sean Shibe & Westminster Cathedral Choir
Sun 1 October at 2.30pm, 5pm and 7.30pm   Festival Finale Promenade Concert

St John’s Church, Cumnock

Sat 30 Sep 2017 at 7:30 pm

92 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock, KA18 1JU United Kingdom