Wednesday 12 August 2015

The Sixteen in 2015 / 2016

Harry Christophers and the Sixteen
Harry Christophers and The Sixteen will be having a typically busy and well travelled 2015/2016, a season which will see the group combining their annual Choral Pilgrimage with shorter tours of music for Christmas as well as one of Handel's most memorable early works. The group will also be making a theatrical appearance in a new play.

Members of the group will be performing music by Thomas Tallis in a play about the composer by Jessica Swale which is being performed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse during October 2015 (further details and dates from The Sixteen's website). And the choir will be seeing Christmas 2015 in with a programme focussing on the relationship between Virgin Mother and Child with music by Byrd, Tallis, Lambe, Parsons and Phillips alongside traditional pieces and music by Boris Ord, John Tavener, James MacMillan, Gabriel Jackson, Howard Skempton, Richard Pygott and Alex Roth. The programme tours to Glyndebourne, Cardiff, London, Reading, Nottingham and Saffron Walden between 6 December and 20 December (further details from The Sixteen's website).

Their 2016 Choral Pilgrimage will be the group's 16th, taking a programme of music around a remarkable number of venues across the UK. Next year the programme will concentrate on music by William Byrd and Arvo Part. There will also be a short tour of Handel's Dixit Dominus, travelling to Coventry, Derby, Peterborough, Worcester, Chichester and Rochester Cathedrals, Saffron Hall and Cadogan Hall (further details from The Sixteen's website).

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