The Sixteen is a musical treasure. The richness, beauty and expressivity of the virtuoso choir has earned it a global following in the four decades since it was founded by conductor Harry Christophers.
Whether performing Renaissance masterpieces or works composed especially for the ensemble, its members sing with power, precision and passion.
The Sixteen explores the immortal legacy of Tudor composers Thomas Tallis and William Byrd – Catholic at a time when Catholics were persecuted. That they composed some of the most exquisite sacred music of the 16th century, often performed in secret, is testament to the power of their creativity and faith.
The a cappella tradition forged by Tallis and his contemporaries lives in the vivid and moving music of Britten, Tippett and James MacMilllan. The warmth and clarity of The Sixteen’s voices are a sublime match for Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.
Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances Harry Christophers CBE has withdrawn from The Sixteen’s upcoming Australian tour. This performance will now be conducted by Eamonn Dougan, Associate Conductor of The Sixteen.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
PROGRAM & ARTISTS
Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
April is in my mistress’ face
The Silver Swan
This Sweet and Merry Month of May, T 317
Sedebit Dominum Rex
In manus tuas III
Five Negro Spirituals from ‘A Child of Our Time’
O nata lux
O sacrum convivium
Loquebantur variis linguis
Mitte manum tuam
Laudibus in sanctis
Choral Dances from Gloriana
Eamonn Dougan conductor
Join Eamonn Dougan for a post-concert talk in the ground floor foyer following the performance.
Tuesday 12 March 2019 7pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
A reserve $102 ($55 Concession)
B reserve $87 ($55 Concession)
C reserve $62 ($55 Concession)
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