The Choicest Music of the Kingdom

17 June 2020 7:30pm St Margaret's Church Westminster Tickets: £20 - 60(Booking Fees Apply)

Please note this performance has been rescheduled for 17 June 2021. If you are a ticket holder for this event you will have been sent an email with the option to rebook the same seats for next year’s performance. If you haven’t received an email please contact

2020 sees the 500th anniversary of the birth of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, the driving force behind Queen Elizabeth I’s reign for four decades. Appointed High Steward of Westminster in 1561 it is fitting that a celebration of music from his era should be held in St Margaret’s Church. We will perform a selection of sacred Tudor choral pieces, some of which will have been commissioned by Lord Burghley or his son themselves.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor

Programme to include:

Tallis Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
Byrd Miserere mihi Domine
Morley My bonny lass she smileth
Sheppard Libera nos I and II
Byrd O Lord, make thy servant, Elizabeth
Sheppard O happy dames
Byrd Laudibus in sanctis
Tallis O sacrum convivium
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis
Byrd This sweet and merry month of May
Morley April is in my mistress’ face
Cornysh Ah Robyn
Tallis / Byrd Miserere nostri

Please note: Bag searches and security checks are carried out on arrival at the church. Audience members are required to arrive in plenty of time in order to accommodate this.

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