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The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage 2022: An Old Belief

Voices Unwrapped

Wed 27 Apr
Classical

The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage 2022: An Old Belief

Voices Unwrapped

mediaeval carol Deo gracias, Anglia
Parry My soul, there is a country (Songs of Farewell)
I know my soul hath power to know all things (Songs of Farewell)
Never, weather-beaten sail (Songs of Farewell)
mediaeval carol Saint Thomas honour we
Parry There is an old belief (Songs of Farewell)
Campion Never, weather-beaten sail
Howells Take him, earth for cherishing
Mcdowall An Unexpected Shore
mediaeval carol O blessed Lord
Parry At the round earth’s imagined corners (Songs of Farewell)
Campion Author of light
mediaeval carol Benedicite Deo
Campion Tune thy music to thy heart
Parry Lord, let me know mine end (Songs of Farewell)
The Sixteen
Eamonn Dougan conductor

One of the world’s most renowned choirs, The Sixteen, perform the deeply affecting choral works of Hubert Parry.


Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell must surely rank among some of the finest choral works ever written. Deeply affected by WWI with constant news of many of his pupils being killed in action, Parry sought poetry that would reflect not only peace and unity and that search for a better world but also an escape from the horrors of war. Three short works by the poet and lutenist Campion, coupled with medieval carols which explore patriotic ceremony provide a suitable variety of sound worlds to serve as an introduction for the rich sonority of Parry’s songs.

Date & start time:Wed 27 Apr – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One

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