Our 2023 Choral Workshops are a rare and rewarding opportunity for keen amateur singers to explore a variety of music inspired by The Sixteen’s own Choral Pilgrimage.

Under the guidance of expert workshop leaders, Harry Bradford and Charlotte Mobbs, workshops include advice on vocal technique (breathing technique, invigorating warm-ups, voice production) as well as performance interpretation and historical context.

Our 2023 Choral Pilgrimage marks the 400th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest composers of the Renaissance. William Byrd was widely admired in his own time both at home and abroad and the influence he had on future generations was immense. Despite living through incredibly turbulent times and fearing for his own safety, his music is full of life, emotion and vitality.

Our 2023 Choral Pilgrimage will explore some of his most moving works and introduce audiences to the music of his influences and colleagues, bringing his legacy firmly into the modern day with the world premiere of two specially commissioned works by Dobrinka Tabakova.

The Choral Pilgrimage 2023 Album: A Watchful Gaze
Participants can purchase the accompanying Choral Pilgrimage album at the discounted price of £10, if bought in person on the day of the workshop.

Choral Workshops

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  • de Monte

    Peccantem me quotidie

  • Byrd

    Cibavit eos

  • Clemens non Papa

    Tristitia et anxietas

Music, plus supporting resources, will be sent out at least one month before the workshop date.

Venue details

Greyfriars Kirk

1 Greyfriars Kirk Edinburgh EH1 2QQ

Based in the heart of Edinburgh's old town, Greyfriars Kirk was the first new Kirk to be built in post-Reformation Scotland.

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