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The Choral Pilgrimage 2017: The Olive Branch
The Choral Pilgrimage 2017: The Olive Branch
  • 1001289
  • York Early Music Christmas Festival 8-16 December 2017
  • Music by Poulenc & Palestrina
  • The Sixteen and Harry Christophers
  • 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