The Sixteen

The programme for the Choral Pilgrimage 2012 explores the remarkable sacred music emanating from Flanders in the 15th and 16th centuries, which was particularly embodied in the work of Josquin Desprez, Antoine Brumel and Orlando de Lassus. All three composers left their homeland to travel all over Europe, taking their distinctive music with them and leaving influence and legacy in their wake.

The Choral Pilgrimage began as a millennium project, and now, in its 12th year, stands as testament to Harry Christophers’ ongoing mission to bring a wide variety of sacred music back to the kind of buildings for which it was written. Thanks to the enthusiasm and support from audiences, the project continues to thrive. This year The Pilgrimage will see The Sixteen visit 26 churches and cathedrals around the UK.

Concert Dates

13 Winchester Cathedral, Winchester
14 St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
19 Church of St James the Greater, Leicester
20 April Croydon Minster, Croydon

2 Exeter Cathedral, Exeter
3 Truro Cathedral, Truro
4 St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton
5 Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff
9 Old Royal Naval Chapel, Greenwich
16 Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
18 St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge
19 Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
21 St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds
24 St Chad’s Church, Shrewesbury
25 Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool
26 Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn

5 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
6 York Minster, York

20 Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough
21 Southwell Minster, Southwell
22 Birmingham Oratory, Birmingham
25 Ealing Abbey, Ealing
28 Wells Cathedral, Wells
29 Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury

2 City Church, Milton Keynes
20 Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

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