Early Music York Early Music Festival

The Choral Pilgrimage

Tuesday 9 July 7.30pm
The Sixteen
Front Nave: £30.00, Rear Nave: £23.00
Side aisles: £20.00 (under 35s £6.00)
York Minster

Choral Pilgrimage 2019
Harry Christophers conductor

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’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.

spine-shiveringly radiant from the first to the last’ The Times


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York Minster
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Tue, Jul 9

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