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The Sixteen: An Immortal Legacy

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We are delighted to perform at Bradford Cathedral with a distinctly British programme spanning over 500 years of choral music. 16th century composers Tallis and Byrd wrote at times of religious turmoil and national upheaval, producing magnificent works of beauty and musical mastery.

Their legacy can be traced to some of Britain’s most celebrated 20th and 21st century composers, including Britten, Tippett and James MacMillan, whose works complete this enlightening programme.

Performers The Sixteen Harry Christophers conductor Programme Tallis Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter (1-4) Tallis Salvator mundi Morley April is in my mistress’ face Gibbons The Silver Swan Byrd This sweet and merry month of May Sheppard In manus tuas III Tippett Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time Tallis O nata lux Tallis O sacrum convivium Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis James MacMillan Mitte manum tuam Byrd Laudibus in sanctis Britten Gloriana Dances Tallis Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter (5-8)

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Bradford's beautiful cathedral is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered with its peaceful setting in tranquil gardens where once battle raged.

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