The Sixteen Concert: The Choicest Music of the Kingdom
A concert of sacred choral works and madrigals from Tudor England to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the birth of William Cecil, Lord Burghley.
This concert is part of a series of events planned by The Lord Burghley 500 Foundation to mark the Quincentenary of the birth of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, the driving force behind Queen Elizabeth I’s reign for four decades. He was appointed High Steward of Westminster in 1561, so it is fitting that a celebration of music from Burghley’s era should be held in St Margaret’s Church. The Sixteen will perform a selection of sacred Tudor choral pieces, some of which were commissioned by Lord Burghley himself, or by his son.
Harry Christophers conductor
Programme to include:
Tallis Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
Byrd Miserere mihi Domine
Morley My bonny lass she smileth
Sheppard Libera nos I and II
Byrd O Lord, make thy servant, Elizabeth
Sheppard O happy dames
Byrd Laudibus in sanctis
Tallis O sacrum convivium
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis
Byrd This sweet and merry month of May
Morley April is in my mistress’ face
Cornysh Ah Robyn
Tallis / Byrd Miserere nostri
Please note: Bag searches and security checks are carried out on arrival at the church. Audience members are required to arrive in plenty of time in order to accommodate this.