Saturday 30 September, 7.30pm
Approx running time 120 mins inc 20 min interval
£22 / £16
Allegri Miserere mei, Deus
Michael Murray Pilgrims world premiere
Michael Murray King David’s Dance world premiere
James MacMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross
Supported by PRS for Music Foundation, Stagecoach West Scotland, Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland
Our artists in residence, Scottish Ensemble are tonight joined by the brilliant young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe and the world-renowned Westminster Cathedral Choir. Once again back at the beautiful St John’s Church we present a varied programme of ancient and new music. We are delighted to present two brand new commissioned works by Auchinleck composer Michael Murray. Self-taught from school days, Michael has had a life-long commitment to writing music and is now emerging as a composer of note. The Tryst is proud to give him this platform.
His guitar concerto and a special encore piece form the centrepiece of this concert, preceded by the famous choral masterpiece Miserere by Allegri, written for the Sistine Chapel centuries ago, 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.