Downtown Voices Spring Concert
Stephen Sands, conductor
James MacMillan—Seven Last Words from the Cross
Paul Mealor—Stabat Mater
Free and open to all
Share an afternoon of musical serenity and reflection with Downtown Voices, Lower Manhattan’s semiprofessional chorus, as they perform two contemplative and ultimately uplifting selections. The New York Times noted the “incisive, agile strength” of Downtown Voices in their debut performance in December 2015.
Seven Last Words from the Cross has been hailed by The Guardian as “MacMillan’s masterpiece,” a composition with “an inexorable sense of the drama in the text.” Stabat Mater, from the composer of Ubi Caritas, which was performed at the 2011 Royal Wedding, similarly blends solemnity with inspiration.