The Sixteen has just launched a five-part series of programmes which will be streamed online in November and December. Produced by The Sixteen and presented by actor Sir Simon Russell Beale, A Choral Odyssey explores choral music from across the ages in iconic and beautiful surroundings: from Byrd in Elizabeth I’s childhood home of Hatfield House, to Purcell in the reconstructed 17th-century theatre of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at London’s Globe.
Income generated from online sales will help afford some financial stability to The Sixteen at a time when they, like so many others, have had their foundation shaken to the core. Crucially it will also mean they can provide performance opportunity to the loyal and talented community of freelance performers whose livelihoods and mental well-being relies on it.
More information can be found on their website: https://thesixteen.com/a-choral-odyssey/
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The financial implications of having to cancel the 2020 Festival in order to safeguard the health of our audiences, artists and staff due to the coronavirus pandemic, are huge. We can’t wait to get back to what we do best, bringing the best world-class music to Newbury as soon as we are able. But to do this we need your support.
So, we are asking you, and everyone we know, to make a donation to help us survive this extraordinary situation so that we can return next year with two weeks of world-class music.
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