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The Choral Pilgrimage: Sacred and Profane

Fri 26 Oct , 7:30 pm

| £27
Extract from Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights

The Sixteen’s 2018 Choral Pilgrimage takes the music of William Cornysh (both father and son) and Benjamin Britten and looks at the way these composers mix the sacred and the secular. Whilst Cornysh’s sacred music is elaborate and rhythmically complicated, the secular music is simple yet subtly evocative.

Britten makes constant demands on vocal artistry best displayed in the last work he ever wrote for unaccompanied voices, Sacred and Profane, composed in the winter of 1974-5

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (conductor)

Britten Hymn to the Virgin
Cornysh My love she mourneth
Britten Hymn to Saint Cecilia
Cornysh Salve Regina
Britten Advance Democracy
Cornysh Ave Maria, Mater Dei
Cornysh Woefully array’d
Cornysh Ah Robin, gentle Robin
Britten Sacred and Profane

Front Nave: £27, Rear Nave: £15, Transepts (restricted view): £17
Concessions also available. Tickets on sale at National Centre for Early Music,
available online from the link below


Date: Fri 26 Oct

Time: 7:30 pm

Tickets: £27

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