Hacked By GeNErAL

18/07/2016

In March, The Sixteen was part of a momentous occasion at The Chapel Royal, as Hampton Court Palace held its first Catholic Service since Henry VIII broke from Rome in the 16th century. This historic service was celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols and included a sermon from The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres, KCVO, Bishop of London and Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal. The Sixteen performed music composed by three eminent Tudor composers: Thomas Tallis’ Magnificat, William Cornysh’s Salve Regina and John Taverner’s ‘Leroy’ Kyrie. The event was generously sponsored by the Genesis Foundation, and the choir consisted of both regular members of The Sixteen as well as Genesis Sixteen alumni. It was recorded by BBC Radio 3 for a world exclusive broadcast in Choral Evensong. The ocassion received a huge amount of press, and was featured by Classic FM, BBC News, The Guardian and Daily Mail.