A busy day, a busy week for Harry Christophers and the Sixteen. Fresh from their concert at the South Bank on 10 December and performing Messiah in Vienna the next day, 11 December, Harry Christophers today (13 December) gets his CBE from the Queen at the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Whilst, elsewhere in London, members of Genesis Sixteen are performing carols for Classic FM. Genesis Sixteen is the Sixteen's fully-funded training programme for young choral singers. Genesis Sixteen will be joining Christophers and the Sixteen for their performance of Messiah at the Barbican on Sunday 16 December at 6.30pm. (We'll be attending and will be reporting back next week.) Further information from the Barbican website.