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The Sixteen

22 May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Call of Rome – Music of the Sistine Chapel

We’re excited to return to Douai Abbey, where we welcome Harry Christophers and The Sixteen for their 20th Anniversary Choral Pilgrimage.

This year’s tour focuses on Rome, a city which has inspired countless pilgrimages, and where the composers in this year’s programme created some of their finest work. Victoria, Josquin, Anerio and Allegri have something in common: they all performed, or had their music performed, in the Sistine Chapel during the ‘golden age’ of the Renaissance.

The famed Allegri Miserere is presented here in a ‘new’ version that charts the evolution of the piece over the years, alongside another Allegri piece which is little known to modern audiences, but worthy of more fame; Gloria from Missa In lectulo meo.

Sponsored by Mr and Mrs David Bruce, The Greenwood Trust and Dame Theresa Sackler

Conductor / Performers

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers  conductor


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


The whole programme was spine-shiveringly radiant from first to last.

Theatre Royal Winchester


This concert is currently sold out. Please telephone the Box Office on 0845 5218 218 or [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.


Date: 22 May 2020
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event CategoryChoral & Vocal
Venue Name: Douai Abbey
Address: Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire RG7 5TQ United Kingdom

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