Our 2023 Choral Pilgrimage celebrates the legacy of one of choral music's most treasured composers.

2023 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: A Watchful Gaze

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PROGRAMME

  • Byrd

    Arise Lord into thy rest

  • van Wilder

    O doux regard

  • Byrd

    Ne irascaris / Civitas sancti tui

  • de Monte

    O suavitas et dulcedo

  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Arise Lord into thy rest (new commission)

  • Clemens Non Papa

    Tristitia et anxietas

  • Byrd

    Tristitia et anxietas

  • Byrd

    Turn our captivity

  • Clemens Non Papa

    Ego flos campi

  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Turn our captivity (new commission)

  • de Monte

    Super flumina Babylonis

  • Byrd

    Quomodo cantabimus?

  • Byrd

    Vigilate

PERFORMERS

  • The Sixteen
  • Eamonn Dougan conductor

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Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

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Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

Venue details

Croydon Minster

Church St Croydon CR0 1RN

Croydon Minster is the parish and civic church of the London Borough of Croydon.

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