Big screen visuals, emotionally charged vocals, and solo violin come together in a stunning concert experience exploring the impact of climate change.

Against a stunning backdrop of evolving imagery from videographer Heather Britton, and free improvisation from violinist Lizzie Ball, world renowned choral ensemble The Sixteen perform music exploring the beauty of plainchant, the complexities of choral harmony and the ethereal power of polyphony.

Crafted to demonstrate the long lasting and dramatic effects of climate change and global warming, the concerts will explore our relationship with the planet we live on through an originally crafted video piece which interweaves with a specifically curated choral repertoire of powerful works by Padilla, Perotin and Sheppard.

This powerful and affecting 1 hour concert highlights Earth’s ever-changing landscape and the wounds of man-made destruction and asks audiences to reflect on their impact on the planet.

The performance also features a guest appearance from Luke Jerram’s GAIA, a slowly rotating, floating art installation reflecting the Earth’s surface, and designed to portray the beauty and true nature of our planet.

A Co-production between The Sixteen and Classical Kicks Productions

Supported by the Genesis Foundation’s Genesis Kickstart Fund

PROGRAMME

  • Hildegard

    Ave, generosa

  • Leonin

    Viderunt omnes

  • Perotin

    Viderunt omnes

  • Sheppard

    Gaude, gaude, gaude, Maria Virgo

  • Padilla

    Versa est in luctum

  • Sheppard

    ‘Agnus Dei’ from Missa Cantate

  • Perotin

    Viderunt omnes

  • Leonin

    Viderunt omnes

  • Hildegard

    Ave, generosa

PERFORMERS

  • The Sixteen
  • Harry Christophers conductor
  • Lizzie Ball violin
  • Bill Lockhart bells, gong, shruti
  • Heather Britton videographer

Meet the Sixteen

Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

Meet the Sixteen

Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

Venue details

Southwark Cathedral

Box Office: 020 7367 6700

Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, Southwark Cathedral is an extraordinary building to explore.

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