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The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage Tour 2017 - The Olive Branch

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The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2017 - The Olive Branch 
Harry Christophers conductor
Eamonn Dougan associate conductor (for Winchester, Croydon and Blackburn performances)

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.


Poulenc Salve Regina
Palestrina 'Surge amica mea', 'Parce mihi, Domine' and 'Surgam et circuibo civitatem' from Song of Songs
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


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Tour dates and locations

10 Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich , 7.30pm
24 Llandaff Cathedral , 7.30pm
25 Exeter Cathedral , 7.30pm
26 Truro Cathedral, 7.30pm

15 Croydon Minster, 7.30pm
17 Carlisle Cathedral , 7.30pm
21 All Saints Church, Northampton , 7.30pm

11 York Minster , 7.30pm
12 Lancaster Priory , 7.30pm

6 St James' Church Spanish Place, London , 7.30pm
8 Wells Cathedral , 7.30pm (Tickets also available at Local Box Office: 01749 672773) 
9 Tewkesbury Abbey , 7.30pm
19 Rochester Cathedral , 7.30pm
21 Southwell Minster , 7.30pm
22 Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 7.30pm
23 Blackburn Cathedral , 7.30pm
30 St Albans Cathedral , 7.30pm (Tickets also available at Local Box Office: 01727 890290)

19 Sheffield Anglican Cathedral , 7.30pm
20 Durham Cathedral , 7.30pm
21 Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh , 7.30pm
26 Holy Trinity Church, Hull, 7.30pm
27 Coventry Cathedral , 7.30pm
28 Peterborough , 7.30pm