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The Sixteen Concert: The Choicest Music of the Kingdom

The Sixteen Concert: The Choicest Music of the Kingdom

Date Time Location Price
Thursday, 17th June 2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm St Margaret's Church £20 - £60 Book tickets

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.


The Sixteen

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.

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