Concert listings

The Choral Pilgrimage 2013: Blackburn


5 October 2013, 7.30pm

Blackburn Cathedral

Harry Christophers conductor
The Sixteen

The Queen of Heaven

In 2013 world-renowned choir The Sixteen presents its most far-reaching Choral Pilgrimage tour yet, encompassing 35 concerts around the UK and Ireland. The tour, entitled The Queen of Heaven, will see Harry Christophers CBE and his choir perform glorious music in churches and cathedrals for which it was written. An unmissable new version of Allegri’s Miserere is one of the programme’s highlights, accompanied by glorious music by Palestrina and MacMillan. The new Allegri Miserere draws on original source material to show how the piece has evolved over the centuries into the work audiences know today.

Founder and conductor Harry Christophers says ‘I have decided to look at the music of three composers who, although separated by centuries, are unique in their devotion to the church. We really do have a wealth of amazing music for you which I have no doubt will enrich all our lives’.

Concert Programme

Plainsong  -  Regina caeli
Palestrina  -  Kyrie from Missa Regina caeli
MacMillan  -  Dominus dabit benignitatem
Allegri       -  Miserere
MacMillan  -  Videns Dominus
Palestrina  -  Stabat Mater
Palestrina  -  Regina caeli
Palestrina  -  Vineam meam non custodivi
MacMillan  -  O Radiant Dawn
Palestrina  -  Pulchrae sunt genae tuae
MacMillan  -  Miserere
Palestrina  -  Agnus Dei I-III from Missa Regina caeli

Tickets: £ 10 / 15 / 25
National Box Office: 01904 651485
Local Box Office: King George's Hall 0844 847 1664
Doors open at 6.30pm
Pre-concert talk at 7.00pm

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