The Choral Pilgrimage 2021: Durham

15 October 2021 7:30pm Durham Cathedral Tickets: £15 - 27(Booking Fees Apply)

Please note: Durham Cathedral have requested that all audience members over the age of 18 must be prepared to show their NHS COVID PASS as proof of vaccination, a negative PCR or LFT within 48 hours of the event or a positive PCR test within the last six months. Please scroll down the page for details on how to obtain this.

Durham Cathedral encourages visitors to wear a face mask – the government has removed the requirement to wear face coverings in law but recommends that they are worn in enclosed and crowded spaces where people come into contact with people they don’t normally meet.

A city which has inspired countless pilgrimages, Rome, and in particular the Sistine Chapel, was where each of the four composers in our 2021 Choral Pilgrimage: The Call of Rome programme created some of their finest work. Victoria’s monumental Responsories for Holy Saturday frame a powerful programme of music for Holy Week and Marian devotion by Josquin, Felice Anerio and Allegri, culminating in Allegri’s eternal Miserere.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor


Plainsong De Lamentatione
Victoria Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday 1, & 6
Josquin Gaude virgo Mater Christi
Anerio Litaniae Beatissimae Virginis Mariae
Allegri ‘Gloria’ from Missa In lectulo meo
F. Anerio
Regina caeli laetare a8
Allegri Miserere (evolution version)
Josquin Illibata Dei Virgo nutrix
Victoria Salve Regina a8

Covid-19 Safety Measures
In order for our audiences to continue to feel confident and safe when attending our Choral Pilgrimage concerts this autumn, we will be providing a mix of standard and socially distanced seating. Half of the seating in the venue will incorporate an element of social distancing (1 empty seat between bubbles) and half of the venue will be at full capacity. Each performance will last one hour with no interval. Face coverings will also be encouraged throughout all performances.

In accordance with Durham Cathedral’s covid policy, all audience members will be required to provide evidence of double-vaccination, proof of immunity or a negative covid test from the last 24 hours (entered into the NHS app).

How to get your NHS COVID Pass

Get a paper version (vaccination status only)

You can get an NHS COVID Pass letter sent to you in the post.

This shows you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. It does not show COVID-19 test results.

You can ask for a letter after having your 2nd dose of the vaccine, or after a single-dose Janssen vaccine. You may need to wait 5 working days before using the service, so that your record will be up to date.

You should get the letter within 5 working days.

You can use your letter at venues in England where you need to prove your COVID-19 status 2 weeks after you have been fully vaccinated.

You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery or have an NHS login for this.

You can get a letter by:

requesting a COVID Pass letter online
calling 119 – do not call 119 if you’re travelling in more than 4 weeks’ time
It is also known as a COVID-19 post vaccination letter. The paper version does not have an expiry date.

More information can be found at NHS COVID Pass – NHS (

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