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The Sixteen - Choral Pilgrimage - Sold out

St John's Kirk

Saturday 25th May 2013

St John's Kirk of Perth, 19:30

This event was part of the 2013 Festival Programme.

Finishing time 21.30

In 2013 world-renowned choir The Sixteen will present its most far-reaching Choral Pilgrimage tour yet, encompassing 34 concerts around the UK. The tour, entitled The Queen of Heaven, will see Harry Christophers CBE and his choir perform glorious music in churches and cathedrals for which it was written. This will be a ‘must-hear’ event where the group will take you through the musical evolution of the Allegri’s legendary and much-requested Miserere. The programme also features stunning music by the ‘Prince of Music’ Palestrina, as well another brilliant yet contrasting setting of the Miserere by James Macmillan.

Concert Programme
Plainsong  -  Regina caeli
Palestrina  -  Kyrie from Missa Regina caeli
Allegri       -  Miserere
MacMillan  -  Dominus dabit benignitatem from The Strathclyde Motets
MacMillan  -  Videns Dominus from The Strathclyde Motets
Palestrina  -  Stabat Mater
Palestrina  -  Regina caeli
Palestrina  -  Vineam meam non custodivi from Song of Songs
MacMillan  -  O radiant dawn from The Strathclyde Motets
Palestrina  -  Pulchrae sunt genae tuae from Song of Songs
MacMillan  -  Miserere
Palestrina  -  Agnus Dei I-III from Missa Regina caeli

During the Choral Pilgrimage 2013 Harry Christophers and The Sixteen present a new version of Allegri's Miserere charting its evolution. They intend to shed light on the complicated history of this most famous of choral pieces.

Harry says "I am very grateful for Ben Byram-Wigfield's amazing work on the Allegri. He has scrutinised all the available source material from the Vatican and other libraries, giving us an invaluable insight into the origins of the music. Sadly, nothing survives from Allegri's lifetime, and what we usually hear today is the result of scribal errors and fanciful interpretation. What we have attempted to do, by making use of the many sources, is to show how the piece has evolved over the centuries into the version audiences know and love today.”

Supported by DUNARD FUND

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