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The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage Tour 2017 - The Olive Branch

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


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