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The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2018: Sacred & Profane

International Concert Series 

Thursday 07 June 2018 7.30pm

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Event Timings 

Main Entrance Doors: 5.00pm
Pre-Concert Talk (Auditorium): 6.30pm
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: 8.10pm
Second Half: 8.30pm
Concert Finish: 9.15pm

All timings are approximate and are subject to change.

The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2018: Sacred & Profane

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Harry Christophers conductor

Britten Hymn to the Virgin; Hymn to Saint Cecilia; A Shepherd’s Carol; Sacred and Profane | Cornysh My love she mourneth; Salve Regina; Ave Maria mater Dei; Woefully Array’d; Ah Robin, Gentle Robin

Preview 6.30pm

Harry Christophers discusses the evening’s programme with Peter Davison.

The title of The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage refers to Benjamin Britten’s last great choral piece written just two years before his death in 1976. The work comprises settings of eight medieval texts, full of sharp contrasts of texture and feeling. Britten’s virtuoso writing is placed alongside works by William Cornysh (1465-1523); a composer, poet and dramatist whose music was written in the early Tudor florid style. In the works of both composers, worship of the feminine injects erotic charge into spiritual longing, bringing sacred and profane closer together.

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