Classic FM, The Sixteen and the Genesis Foundation present a live-streamed concert from Eton College

22 May 2018, 20:21

The Voices of Classic FM present four incredible new choral works, in a stunning chapel setting. And you can experience it all live on Facebook.

Last month, Classic FM and The Genesis Foundation presented the very first Facebook live-streamed concert from The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The Sixteen and the Britten Sinfonia performed Sir James MacMillan's Stabat mater, surrounded by Michelangelo's stunning frescos. Over 100,000 people all around the world have now viewed this concert. (You can buy the choir's recording of the piece here).

On Tuesday May 22nd, we'll take you to another great building for more beautiful choral music. We'll be live-streaming The Sixteen on our Facebook page from 8.15pm.

The concert will feature new works commissioned by the Genesis Foundation, written by composers Sir James MacMillan, Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs. All four pieces use texts from the Eton Choirbook, an iconic manuscript featuring sacred music composed in the late 15th century. And the choir have recorded this music – find out more and buy a copy here. 

On Tuesday you can watch the performance live, as it happens, on Facebook and on this page below...

 

What you can hear over on Facebook right now...

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The Sixteen's conductor Harry Christophers said: "John Studzinski and the Genesis Foundation share a passion with The Sixteen to nurture young talent and we are so grateful to them for the support and opportunities they give young composers and artists. Our longstanding relationship with both the Genesis Foundation and James MacMillan is one we treasure and I am so looking forward to performing four Genesis Foundation commissions which are inspired by The Eton Choirbook."