Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the first performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony.

Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

About Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sir James MacMillan Symphony No2
Symphony No 5: 'Le grand Inconnu' (World Premiere)

The International Festival’s major five-concert celebration of Sir James MacMillan’s 60th birthday continues with two powerfully spiritual works conceived for the concert hall.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, eminent chorus The Sixteen and youth chorus Genesis Sixteen combine forces under long-time MacMillan collaborator Harry Christophers for the first performance of the composer’s Fifth Symphony, Le grand inconnu. A meditation on the mystery of the Holy Spirit, this is a major new choral symphony for our times.

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