The Sixteen

Wednesday 3 June, 7.00pm (2015)

PRICE: £35, £28, £20, £10, £5

Book Now

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor

Harris Faire is the heaven
Weelkes When David heard
Rubbra There is a spirit
Macmillan The Gallant Weaver
Harris Bring us, O Lord God
Ramsey When David heard
Dove Into Thy Hands
Britten Hymn to Saint Cecilia
Tomkins When David heard
Rubbra Eternitie
Pearsall Lay a garland
Tippett Dance, clarion air
East When David heard
Howells Take him, earth, for cherishing

Vocal ensemble The Sixteen return to the glorious surroundings of Hawksmoor’s Christ Church Spitalfields. They explore the intimate relationship between poetry and music in a programme of a cappella English works from across the centuries. Resounding harmonies are matched with powerful texts from a wide array of writers.

Enjoy William Harris’s sensitive setting of Elizabeth poet Edmund Spenser’s Faire is the heaven, Benjamin Britten and WH Auden’s collaboration Hymn to St Cecilia, and the recently rediscovered anthem by World War I poet and composer Ivor Gurney of Robert Bridges’s Since I believe in God the Father Almighty.

Supported by Alan Moses & Dinah Casson in memory of Eric & Pearl Moses

Approximate end time: 8.40pm, including a 20 minute interval

Book tickets

This event has passed.