Gripping images, alternating moods and perhaps the best-loved central figure of all time: the Magnificat has it all. The Sixteen selects the finest examples of five centuries of choral music, from the magnificent polyphony of Lassus and Victoria to some thoroughly English Magnificats from the 20th century. A brand new work by young Englishman Thomas Hyde proves that the strong English choral tradition is still very much alive.
Eamonn Dougan conductor
Lassus Salve Regina
Rue Magnificat, Tone I
Bertolusi Ego flos campi
Willan Rise up, my love
Bairstow I sat down under his shadow
Thomas Hyde As a lily among thorns
Bertolusi Osculetur me
Anerio Magnificat a8
Palestrina Vineam meam non custodivi
Thomas Hyde Magnificat (world premiere, new commission)
Guerrero Maria Magdalena
Stanford Magnificat for double choir in Bb
Pre-concert talk, 7.15pm
Koen Uvin introduces the concert.