SIR JAMES MACMILLAN AT 60: A RETROSPECTIVE

Sir James MacMillan is one of Britain’s foremost composers . Known particularly for his religious works such as Seven Last Words from the Cross and Stabat Mater, which was performed in the Sistine Chapel last year by command of the Pope, he has also written five symphonies, three operas, several concertos and many choral works. He is also a compelling writer on politics, religion and the arts.

In this event marking his 60th birthday, Sir James discusses his life and work, how his Catholicism informs his composition and how his changing politics have affected his career. The talk will be interspersed with extracts from Sir James’s work.

Chairman: Savilian David Oldroyd-Bolt