Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia in a compelling performance of James MacMillan’s profoundly moving exclamation of faith: his Stabat Mater, live-streamed to you at home.
Old meets new as MacMillan’s Stabat Mater celebrates both tradition and radical renewal, interweaving ancient melodies into his 21st century setting of the sacred text. Britten Sinfonia, who supported The Sixteen here in the 2016 premiere of the work, are the perfect ensemble for the tantalising moments of power and, at times, jagged and sparring accompaniment.
Under new guidelines, we’ve fewer available seats in our venues and thoroughly clean between performances. You can only sit in the same seating cluster as someone from your own household (or support bubble) and we ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.
Tickets must be booked online in advance. Tickets to watch the concert online from your home are only available until the event begins.
Co-produced by Barbican and Britten Sinfonia
For more information, see our Coronavirus Advice page.
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
We'll be welcoming a limited audience back into the Hall for these concerts (subject to government guidelines).
Buying your ticket
Tickets are available as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. You can only sit in the same seating cluster as someone from your own household/bubble. We ask you to not swap seats when you arrive so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.
On the night
We're working hard to make this a high quality experience for everyone, whether you're with us live in the Hall or watching from home. Due to the technical requirements of streaming a live performance, if you're in the Hall you might notice cameras and operators are visible, and staging, lighting and sound levels might change.
Latecomers can not be admitted.
Ticket booking closes when the concert finishes. After this point if you have a ticket you can watch again for another 48 hours. If you don’t have a ticket, unfortunately you won’t be able to watch.
To watch on the night head to barbican.org.uk/broadcast
You can only buy one online ticket. If you wish to buy a ticket for someone who will be watching in a different household please contact our Box Office team at [email protected]
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.