The Choral Pilgrimage 2019
The UK-based ensemble, hallmarked by its tonal richness, expressive intensity and compelling collective artistry, has introduced countless newcomers to works drawn from well over five centuries of sacred and secular repertoire. The Sixteen’s choir and period-instrument orchestra stand today among the world’s greatest ensembles, peerless interpreters of Renaissance, Baroque and modern choral music, acclaimed worldwide for performances delivered with precision, power and passion.
EVENT 1: if you like classical or early music
Friday 20 September 2019 | 7.30pm - 9.15pm
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Mount Pleasant L3 5TQ
In celebration of The Sixteen's 40th anniversary, their 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together choral masterpieces past and present, highlighting the group’s musical journey over the last four decades. Their close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on their very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre.
"Probably the world’s greatest choir" The Times
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