The Choral Pilgrimage 2021

Tour Dates and Locations

In order for our audiences to feel confident and safe when attending our concerts, we will be providing socially distanced performances for all own-promoted concerts in June and July 2021 in line with government guidelines at the time of the event. If restrictions are relaxed by the Government we may increase the number of seats available for relevant concerts. To find out more how we are keeping you safe please read our safety measures, and if you have any queries, please contact our Box Office team:

Summer Concerts

5 June – St Mary’s Church, Warwick
18 June – Winchester Cathedral
19 June – Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
25 June – Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
26 June – Hereford Cathedral
1 July – Kings Place, London
2 July – Derby Cathedral
3 July – Peterborough Cathedral

Autumn Concerts
Booking for the following performances will open later in the summer. Please sign up to our mailing list for the latest updates.

15 September – Llandaff Cathedral
16 September – Truro Cathedral
17 September – Exeter Cathedral
18 September – Tewkesbury Abbey
20 September – Croydon Minster
29 September – Rochester Cathedral
30 September – Southwell Minster
1 October – Blackburn Cathedral
7 October – St James’s Church, Spanish Place, London
13 October – Carlisle Cathedral
14 October – Lancaster Priory
15 October – Durham Cathedral
16 October – Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

It was back in the summer of 2019 that we first launched our 20th anniversary Choral Pilgrimage programme The Call of Rome, with no idea that a global pandemic would hit before we ever got to perform it. So it brings us a lot of joy to announce that this will be our programme for 2021 and we will once again be touring to many of our favourite venues up and down the UK, with a double celebration marking both the Choral Pilgrimage‘s deferred 20th anniversary, and a welcome return to live music making.

A city which has inspired countless pilgrimages, Rome was where each of the four composers in this year’s 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
Eamonn Dougan conductor (for selected performances)


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

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The Choral Pilgrimage 2021