Stabat Mater CD Reviews

Reviews of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater world premiere recording, with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers. Out now on CORO.

The Times

"It's stunningly composed and magnificently performed by the strings of the Britten Sinfonia and the voices of The Sixteen under Harry Christophers's inspired direction."

The Herald

"At nearly an hour and with an accompanying score played by the Britten Sinfonia, this is a major piece and superbly performed."

Planet Hugill

"This is a setting which is alive to the personal drama of the text, and there are moments of real violence."

The Guardian

"It’s a devastatingly powerful evocation of Mary’s agony, balancing impassioned choral writing with equally intense, occasionally violent, work for the strings of the Britten Sinfonia."