The Sixteen at 40
Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen in British choral music from the 16th and 21st centuries at York Minster, part of this year's York Early Music Festival.
On their latest stop in the 2019 Choral Pilgrimage, The Sixteen reach York Minster, where they perform choral music from the 16th and 21st centuries as part of this year's York Early Music Festival.
The Sixteen’s 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting the group’s musical journey over the 40 years since it was founded. Their continuing close relationship with Sir James MacMillan is represented by a new commission, O virgo prudentissima, here contrasted with music by Fayrfax (which appeared on The Sixteen’s very first recording) and complemented by music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These superb examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by John Tavener and Eric Whitacre.
Plainsong: Salve Regina
Tavener: Hymn to the Mother of God
Sheppard: Gloria from Cantate Mass
Eric Whitacre: Sainte-Chapelle
Wylkynson: Salve Regina a9
Fayrfax: Aeternae laudis lilium
Gabriel Jackson: Ave Maria
Tavener: Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God
Sir James MacMillan: O virgo prudentissima
Sheppard: Agnus Dei from Cantate Mass
The Sixteen (choir)
Harry Christophers (conductor)
Presented by Hannah French