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Music - Choir Concert, Sat 17 Jun 2017

The Sixteen (©Simon Jay Price)

The Sixteen (©Simon Jay Price)

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The Sixteen
Harry Christophers – conductor

Our 17th Choral Pilgrimage tour contrasts the music of the ‘Prince of polyphony’ Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina with the great 20th-century melodist Francis Poulenc.

“For the Choral Pilgrimage 2017, I will be exploring the legacy of two composers, whose work, for me, represents the very pinnacle of sacred music – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Francis Poulenc. Both honest composers, they never try to appear other than they are. Palestrina is the master craftsman whose work composers from all ages have attempted to emulate, while Poulenc’s music always bears a human face and he himself felt he put his best and most authentic side into his choral writing.” – Harry Christophers

Based around the themes of conflict and atonement, Palestrina’s mass centring on the famous L’Homme Arme 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.

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

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access to most of the cathedral, shop and treasury. No current disabled access to restaurant or conference facilities. Accesible toilet in the grounds.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Jun 2017 19:30
Pre-concert talk 19:00 - Harry Christophers and a member of The Sixteen discuss the evening’s programme.

Prices

Tickets £15 - £25 (Booking Fees Apply).

Contact

National Centre for Early Music

01904 548 338

Address

The Abbey,
Carlisle,
CA3 8TZ

Directions

From M6 jct 43 then follow signs to city centre car parks. Street signs direct visitors to the Cathedral in the city centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Carlisle station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access to most of the cathedral, shop and treasury. No current disabled access to restaurant or conference facilities. Accesible toilet in the grounds.

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