A Pilgrim’s Solace: London

21 February 2020 7.30pm Wigmore Hall Tickets: £18 - £60

As Catholics, both Byrd and Dowland lived much of their later lives under threat of arrest. A Pilgrim’s Solace draws from the last publications of their lives, curiously juxtaposing the spiritual and profane, 12 singers explore the songs of yearning, unrequited love and sacred devotion written by two men forced to conceal their faith.

Performers

Selected singers from The Sixteen
Harry Christophers
conductor

Programme to include:

Byrd Retire my soul
Dowland Disdain me still
Byrd Come, woeful Orpheus
Dowland Welcome, black night
Byrd Come let us rejoice unto our God
Byrd How vain the toils
Byrd Arise, Lord, into thy rest
Dowland Thou mighty God

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