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The Sixteen

‘Welcome to The Sixteen’s 2019 and 40th anniversary season. Can it really be 40 years since a fledgling group of singers gave their first concerts as The Sixteen in May 1979? To celebrate this milestone in our life we have a year of exciting and adventurous projects lined up.’ - Harry Christophers

The Sixteen make their eagerly awaited return to Carlisle Cathedral this summer. The choir and period instrument orchestra performs early English polyphony, works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical music, and a mix of 20th-century music. Don’t miss your chance to see them on this, their 40th anniversary tour of Cathedrals, bringing music back to the buildings for which it was written.

Thursday 11 July at 7.30pm
Tickets: £15.00 - £25.00

Concessions available for students, disabled patrons, Jobseekers and under-18s.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK (you will be taken to The Sixteen's website to make your booking)

The Sixteen's 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in our 40th anniversary year.



The Sixteen
Harry Christophers
Eamonn Dougan conductor (for selected performances)


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
James MacMillan O virgo prudentissima (new commission)
Sheppard ‘Agnus Dei’ from Cantate Mass