The Sixteen York Early Music Festival

The Sixteen at York: The Olive Branch

Tuesday 11 July Event 15
7.30pm – c.9.15pm
The Nave, York Minster
Reserved seating front nave: £30.00 (disabled/ carer £15.00)
Reserved seating rear nave: £23.00 (disabled/ carer £11.50)
Unreserved seating side aisles: £18.00 (disabled/ carer £9.00 & students £5.00)

directed by Harry Christophers


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

The Sixteen returns to the Minster for a concert of exquisite music by two masters of sacred choral music separated by four centuries. Palestrina’s mass based on the famous popular song L’homme armé was hugely popular in the 16th century, when it would have served as a timely reminder of the coarse atmosphere of war. Poulenc was also affected by conflict, and his Un soir de neige, composed in December 1944, reflects both the inner feeling of peace associated with Christmas and the bleak solitude of another winter of occupation in his native France.

‘…spine-shiveringly radiant from first to last.’ The Times

Please note there is a £1.50 administration fee per transaction

When & Where

York Minster
Enough tickets
Tue, Jul 11

More Info

  • 1001171
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  • Event 15: The Choral Pilgrimage 2017
  • directed by Harry Christophers