The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2017 at Carlisle Cathedral

Saturday 17th June 2017 - This event has finished

The Sixteen Ensemble

Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Carlisle Cathedral
Address: 7 Abbey Street
Town: Carlisle
County: Cumbria
Postcode: CA3 8TZ
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The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2017, The Olive Branch, at Carlisle Cathedral, contrasts the music of the Prince of polyphony Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina with the great 20th century melodist Francis Poulenc, who are considered masters of sacred music. The concert is conducted by Harry Christophers:

  • 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

Based around the themes of conflict and atonement, Palestrina’s mass centring on the famous L’Homme Armé tune was immensely popular in the 16th century and its warlike nature serves as a timely reminder of the savagery of conflict, something which deeply affected Poulenc. Poulenc’s Un soir de neige, composed in December 1944, reflects both the inner feeling of peace generated by Christmas and the bleak solitude of another winter of occupation in France.

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The Sixteen Ensemble

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