The Choral Pilgrimage 2017

General booking now open

Tickets can be bought online from our website or over the phone (01904 651485) from our National Box Office, the National Centre for Early Music.

Please note that this year tickets for the majority of concerts can only be booked through the National Box Office, there is no option to book tickets through a local box office. Please see individual event pages for specific booking information.

Poulenc’s choral music was all written after 1936, when the tragic death of a close friend led to a religious epiphany. Its seriousness and intensity contrast with his more frivolous secular style, but these works make perfect companion pieces for the pure counterpoint of the great Renaissance master, Palestrina.


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor
Eamonn Dougan associate conductor (for selected performances)


Poulenc Salve Regina
Palestrina ‘Surge amica mea’ and ‘Surgam et circuibo civitatem’ from Song of Songs
Palestrina Parce mihi, Domine
Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence
Palestrina Peccantem me quotidie
Palestrina ‘Kyrie’, ‘Gloria’ and ‘Credo’ from Missa L’Homme Arme
Poulenc Un Soir de neige
Palestrina Salve Regina
Poulenc ‘Agnus Dei’ from Mass in G


Tour dates and locations

Find out where your nearest Choral Pilgrimage performance is taking place.

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2017 film

Find out more about this year's programme from Harry Christophers and soprano Charlotte Mobbs.


Francis Poulenc

Featuring music from this year’s Choral Pilgrimage, the album will be released on 27 January and is currently available to pre-order.

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Choral Workshops

Take part in one our 2017 choral workshops to learn more about the music in this year's programme.

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The Choral Pilgrimage 2017