Perth Festival

17th - 26th May 2018
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The Sixteen

The Sixteen 2016

The Choral Pilgrimage

Tuesday 24th May 2016

St John's Kirk of Perth, 19:30

This event was part of the 2016 Festival Programme.

Our 16th Choral Pilgrimage celebrates 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. Although separated by over four centuries, the music of William Byrd and Arvo Pärt makes for a perfect match. Both spent many years facing adversity and persecution and both sought solace through their sacred music.

Byrd       Diliges Dominum
Byrd       Miserere mihi Domine
Part        Deer’s Cry
Byrd       Emendemus in melius
Part        the woman with the alabaster box 
Byrd       Tribue Domine
Byrd       Christe qui lux es et dies
Tallis    Miserere nostri
Byrd       O lux beata Trinitas
Part       Nunc Dimittis
Byrd      Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Byrd      Laetentur coeli 

After 36 years of worldwide performance and recording, The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles. The Sixteen’s total commitment to the music it performs is its greatest distinction. A special reputation for performing early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance, bringing fresh insights into Baroque and early Classical music and a diversity of 20th and 21st - century music, is drawn from the passions of conductor and founder Harry Christophers CBE.


Supported by Dunard Fund 

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