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Concert – The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage 2016


Friday 7th October 2016, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

BBC: Monteverdi In Mantua

After 35 years of worldwide performance and recording, The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles.

Comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra, the group perform works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical music, along with 20th-century music.

The group, led by founder and conductor Harry Christophers CBE, have performed at many venues across the world including the Barbican in London, The Sydney Opera House, Vienna Musikverein, and Tokyo Opera City.

We are delighted that they return to the Metropolitan Cathedral again this year.

This concert will celebrate the work of William Byrd and Arvo Pärt, composers from very different eras, both of whom are considered masters of sacred music despite having faced considerable persecution for their work. The programme explores the different ways in which Pärt uses his unique ‘Tintinabuli’ style to mesmerising effect, and we will revisit a piece performed at the Sixteen’s very first Choral Pilgrimage, Byrd’s beautiful Ad Dominum cum tribularer.

Byrd Diliges Dominum
Christe qui lux es et dies
Arvo Pärt The Deer’s Cry
Byrd Emendemus in melium
Arvo Pärt The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Byrd Miserere mihi Domine
Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Tallis/Byrd Miserere nostri
Tallis When Jesus went
Byrd O lux beata Trinitas
Arvo Pärt Nunc Dimittis
Byrd Laetentur coeli
Tribue Domine

Tickets are priced at £16.00 and can be obtained in advance from the national box office – 01904 651485 /

Entrance on the evening is via the car park entrance. Doors normally open at 7.00pm and refreshments are usually available during the interval. For parking, the car park under the Cathedral is available with direct access to the concert venue by lift or stairs. Limited capacity on a first come first served basis. A parking charge of £3.00 is payable on arrival.

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