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The Choral Pilgrimage 2017: The Olive Branch

The Choral Pilgrimage 2017: The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor
Eamonn Dougan associate conductor (for Winchester, Croydon and Blackburn performances)

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Poulenc Salve Regina
Palestrina ‘Surge amica mea’, ‘Parce mihi, Domine’ and ‘Surgam et circuibo civitatem’ from Song of Songs
Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence
Palestrina Peccantem me quotidie
Palestrina ‘Kyrie’, ‘Gloria’ and ‘Credo’ from Missa L’Homme Arme
Poulenc Un Soir de neige
Palestrina Salve Regina
Poulenc ‘Agnus Dei’ from Mass in G

Poulenc’s choral music was all written after 1936, when the tragic death of a close friend led to a religious epiphany. Its seriousness and intensity contrast with his more frivolous secular style, but these works make perfect companion pieces for the pure counterpoint of the great Renaissance master, Palestrina.


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Tour dates and locations

11 York Minster, 7.30pm
12 Lancaster Priory, 7.30pm

6 St James’ Church Spanish Place, London, 7.30pm Please note there are no toilets or facilities at this venue. There will be a short interval.
8 Wells Cathedral, 7.30pm (Tickets also available at Local Box Office: 01749 672773) 
9 Tewkesbury Abbey, 7.30pm
19 Rochester Cathedral, 7.30pm
21 Southwell Minster, 7.30pm
22 Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 7.30pm
23 Blackburn Cathedral, 7.30pm, (conducted by Eamonn Dougan)
30 St Albans Cathedral, 7.30pm (Tickets also available at Local Box Office: 01727 890290)

19 Sheffield Anglican Cathedral, 7.30pm
20 Durham Cathedral, 7.30pm
21 Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 7.30pm
26 Holy Trinity Church, Hull, 7.30pm
27 Coventry Cathedral, 7.30pm
28 Peterborough, 7.30pm

When & Where

St James' Church, Spanish Place
Enough tickets
Wed, Sep 6
Wells Cathedral
Enough tickets
Fri, Sep 8
Tewkesbury Abbey
Enough tickets
Sat, Sep 9
Rochester Cathedral
Enough tickets
Tue, Sep 19
Southwell Minster
Enough tickets
Thu, Sep 21
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Plenty of tickets
Fri, Sep 22
Blackburn Cathedral
Enough tickets
Sat, Sep 23
St Albans Cathedral
Enough tickets
Sat, Sep 30
Sheffield Cathedral
Enough tickets
Thu, Oct 19
Durham Cathedral
Enough tickets
Fri, Oct 20
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
Enough tickets
Sat, Oct 21
Holy Trinity, Hull
Enough tickets
Thu, Oct 26
Coventry Cathedral
Plenty of tickets
Fri, Oct 27
Peterborough Cathedral
Enough tickets
Sat, Oct 28


More Info

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  • York Early Music Christmas Festival 8-16 December 2017
  • Music by Poulenc & Palestrina
  • The Sixteen and Harry Christophers