The Queen of Heaven

The Sixteen’s most popular programme of all time returns for a mini UK tour and focuses on three composers’ unique devotion to the church. A new version of Allegri’s renowned Miserere is paired with James MacMillan’s own setting of the text and pieces by ‘The Prince of Polyphony’ Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

Performers

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor

Programme

Plainsong Regina caeli
Palestrina ‘Kyrie’ from Missa Regina caeli
James MacMillan Dominus dabit benignitatem
Allegri Miserere (evolution version)
James MacMillan Videns Dominus
Palestrina Stabat Mater a8
Palestrina Regina Caeli a8
Palestrina Vineam meam non custodivi
James MacMillan O radiant dawn
Palestrina Pulchrae sunt genae tuae
James MacMillan Miserere
Palestrina Agnus Dei I-III from Missa Regina caeli

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Tour CD

The accompanying tour CD is on sale and is available to purchase on our website and at all The Queen of Heaven concerts.

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Behind the scenes

Harry Christophers and musicologist Ben Byram-Wigfield discuss their experiences of Allegri's famous Miserere, and how the new version of this iconic work came about.

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