A selection of this autumn’s concerts, including five glorious days of early music from The Sixteen, I Fagiolini and English Touring Opera.
The Sixteen singing music by Byrd and Tallis from Cantiones Sacrae. and by Arvo Pärt bring healing balm and a message of tolerance at the end of a troubled week.
As part of their annual Choral Pilgrimage tour, The Sixteen run a series of choral workshops, based on their concert repertoire. There was a nice link this year, via John Sheppard, to a Durham Singers concert next March, so two of us went to the choral workshop at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh.
Diaries out – The Sixteen have announced dates for their 2014 Choral Pilgrimage concerts. They’re back to their regular October slot in Durham Cathedral – they’ll be here on Friday 24 October. Booking opens in January and I’ll update my event listing as soon as I have the information. It’s another great programme with music by […]
I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about the relationship between listening to music and watching a performance. A couple of things set me off wondering whether it’s important to be able to see clearly at a concert, and why we so often want to. On the other hand, with opera the answer to this […]