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The Sixteen – An Immortal Legacy
Saturday 27th June 2020 at 8:00 pm

12th May 2020

We regret that this and all our other 2020 Festival Events and Festival Warm-up events have now been cancelled due to Covid 19.

However, we currently hope that our 2020 Autumn Events will go ahead as scheduled.

Our 2021 Season Programming is now underway and we expect to reschedule a number of our cancelled 2020 events for 2021. Please watch this space!

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Tallis Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter (1-4)

Tallis Salvator mundi

Morley April is in my mistress’ face

Gibbons The Silver Swan

Byrd This sweet and merry month of May

Sheppard In manus tuas III

Tippett Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time

Tallis O nata lux

Tallis O sacrum convivium

Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis

James MacMillan Mitte manum tuam

Byrd Laudibus in sanctis

Britten Gloriana Dances

Tallis Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter (5-8)

Harry Christophers conductor

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Artist Information

The Sixteen

Whether performing a simple medieval hymn or expressing the complex musical and emotional language of a contemporary choral composition, The Sixteen does so with qualities common to all great ensembles. Tonal warmth, rhythmic precision and immaculate intonation are clearly essential to the mix. But it is the courage and intensity with which The Sixteen makes music that speak above all to so many people.

The Sixteen gave its first concert in 1979 under the direction of Founder and Conductor Harry Christophers CBE. Their pioneering work since has made a profound impact on the performance of choral music and attracted a large new audience, not least as ‘The Voices of Classic FM’ and through BBC television’s Sacred Music series.

The voices and period-instrument players of The Sixteen are at home in over five centuries of music, a breadth reflected in their annual Choral Pilgrimage to Britain’s great cathedrals and sacred spaces, regular appearances at the world’s leading concert halls, and award-winning recordings for The Sixteen’s CORO and other labels.

Recent highlights include the world premiere of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater, commissioned for The Sixteen by the Genesis Foundation, an ambitious ongoing series of Handel oratorios, and a debut tour of China.

www.thesixteen.com

Harry Christophers

Conductor

Whether performing a simple medieval hymn or expressing the complex musical and emotional language of a contemporary choral composition, The Sixteen does so with qualities common to all great ensembles. Tonal warmth, rhythmic precision and immaculate intonation are clearly essential to the mix. But it is the courage and intensity with which The Sixteen makes music that speak above all to so many people.

The Sixteen gave its first concert in 1979 under the direction of Founder and Conductor Harry Christophers CBE. Their pioneering work since has made a profound impact on the performance of choral music and attracted a large new audience, not least as ‘The Voices of Classic FM’ and through BBC television’s Sacred Music series.

The voices and period-instrument players of The Sixteen are at home in over five centuries of music, a breadth reflected in their annual Choral Pilgrimage to Britain’s great cathedrals and sacred spaces, regular appearances at the world’s leading concert halls, and award-winning recordings for The Sixteen’s CORO and other labels.

Recent highlights include the world premiere of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater, commissioned for The Sixteen by the Genesis Foundation, an ambitious ongoing series of Handel oratorios, and a debut tour of China.

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