This September we were delighted to return to the concert stage, joining together with some of the world’s most acclaimed vocal groups including The Swingles, Stile Antico, I Fagiolini and others, in Live from London, a ground-breaking online music festival, organised by VOCES8.
Broadcast in HD every Saturday from 1 August 2020, these concerts have and continue to herald the return of live music-making for many groups, with the majority of musicians having been unable to get together since lockdown restrictions began back in March.
Our own concert, which was streamed live on 19 September from Kings Place, is available to watch on demand until 31 October.
Entitled Music for Reflection, Harry Christophers writes ‘Those months have given us lots of time to reflect on what is important to us: live performance and connecting with our audience; now we will treasure it even more keenly. Our programme allows us to reflect on our lives and the lives of people around us. It is framed by two double choir litanies both prayerful yet full of hope, whose final prayer is echoed by the women of Canterbury in TS Eliot’s final chorus from Murder in the Cathedral. Music by Josquin, Sheppard and Arvo Pärt offers an amazing range of sonic variety, texture and subtle use of silence. This music is deeply felt by all of us at The Sixteen.’
With narration from TS Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral [St Thomas Becket d1170]
Harry Christophers conductor
Antonia Christophers narrator
F. Anerio Litaniae Beatissimae Virginis Mariae
Arvo Pärt The Deer’s Cry
T.S Eliot Here let us stand (from Murder in the Cathedral)
Josquin des Prez O Virgo prudentissima
Arvo Pärt Da pacem Domine
T.S Eliot Does the bird sing in the South? (from Murder in the Cathedral)
Sheppard Libera nos I
Josquin des Prez Pater noster / Ave Maria
Arvo Pärt Morning Star
T.S Eliot We praise Thee, O God (from Murder in the Cathedral)
Victoria Litaniae Beatae Mariae
Ordering tickets through this page will benefit The Sixteen directly at no added cost to you.
More information about the full festival line-up can be found at voces8foundation/livefromlondon