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BBC SSO - James MacMillan

Presented by Jamie MacDougall, from City Halls, Glasgow. Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in James MacMillan's choral work St John Passion.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's new season opens with the Scottish première of James MacMillan's St. John Passion. Three years after its acclaimed first performances in London, the piece is brought home to Scotland in Glasgow's City Halls, with the baritone Mark Stone, the BBC Singers, and the London Symphony Chorus. The orchestra's Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles brings his vision and experience in this all-star line up.

MacMillan's version of the "greatest story ever told" is intensely operatic with deeply moving moments of contemplation alongside the overwhelming tumult of stunning orchestral and choral writing.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall.

20:20 - 20:40 INTERVAL
Featuring choral music by James MacMillan.

James MacMillan - St John Passion

Mark Stone - Baritone
BBC Singers
London Symphony Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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