The Choral Pilgrimage 2016: The Deer’s Cry

Our 16th Choral Pilgrimage celebrates the work of William Byrd and Arvo Pärt, composers from very different eras, both of whom are considered masters of sacred music despite having faced considerable persecution for their work. This programme explores the different ways in which Pärt uses his unique ‘Tintinabuli’ style to mesmerising effect, and we revisit a piece we performed at our very first Choral Pilgrimage, Byrd’s beautiful Ad Dominum cum tribularer.


Byrd Diliges Dominum
Christe qui lux es et dies
Arvo Pärt
The Deer’s Cry
Emendemus in melius
Arvo Pärt
The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Miserere mihi Domine
Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Tallis /Byrd
Miserere nostri
When Jesus went
O lux beata Trinitas
Arvo Pärt
Nunc Dimittis
Laetentur coeli
Tribue, Domine

Film trailer

Find out what Harry Christophers and some of our singers love about this year's programme.

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The Deer's Cry

This year's Choral Pilgrimage CD 'The Deer's Cry' is available on disc and to download.

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Choral Workshops

Come and take part in one of our choral workshops led by associate conductor Eamonn Dougan and singer and practical scholar Sally Dunkley.

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Dates and Locations

Discover where we are headed on this year's Choral Pilgrimage tour.

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The Choral Pilgrimage 2016: The Deer’s Cry