Wednesday, April 12, 2006


So as I mentioned below, I'm singin' again on Friday night. While I'm not a religious person, I can't help but appreciate sincerity of expression, and perception of art is mutable - you can create an internal discourse which maps expressive art to your personal experience.


Anyway, here's the description from the Canticum website.

Good Friday Musical Meditation

Friday, 14th April 6pm

St John's Anglican Cathedral, Ann Street, Brisbane

Seven Last Words from the Cross by acclaimed Scottish composer James Macmillan will be the focus of Canticum's 2006 Good Friday Musical Meditation. It is a compelling and deeply spiritual work marked by contrasting moods – anguish, tenderness, unrest, peace, to name a few. Composed in 1993 and scored for choir and string orchestra, Seven Last Words from the Cross has been dubbed by critics to be Macmillan's finest, most inspired choral writing. The text utilizes words from all four Gospels to create a sequence of contrasting and powerful movements leading to Christ's death on the cross.

It's sounding pretty good. Go see it!

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