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The Sixteen & Harry Christophers

Immortal Legacy

We are delighted to welcome The Sixteen back to the Concert Hall with something a little different to what Classical Music Alive audiences are used to; a distinctly British programme spanning over 500 years of choral music. 16th-century composers Tallis and Byrd wrote at times of religious turmoil and national upheaval, producing magnificent works of beauty and musical mastery. Their legacy can be traced to some of Britain’s most celebrated 20th and 21st century composers, including Britten, Tippett and James MacMillan, whose works complete this enlightening programme.

Tallis  
Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter

Tallis 
Salvator Mundi

Morley
April is in my mistress' face

Gibbons            
The Silver Swan

Byrd
This sweet  and merry month of May

Macmillan
Sedebit Dominium Rex

Sheppard
In manus tuas III

Tippett
Five Spirituals from A Child of our Time

Tallis
O nata lux
O sacrum convivium
Laquebantur variis linguis

Macmillan         
Mitte manum tuam

Byrd                 
Laudibus in sanctis

Britten              
Gloriana Dances

Tallis
Tunes for Archibishop Parker's Psalter 

Start your evening at 6.30pm with the Pre-concert talk.  
Presented by Stephen Johnson 
The Town Hall (FREE to ticket holders)