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Sixteen, The

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental

Sample soundtrack
Zadok the Priest

Biography

After thirty years of world-wide performance and recording, The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world's greatest ensembles. Comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra, The Sixteen's total commitment to the music it performs is its greatest distinction. Its special reputation for performing early English polyphony and the masterpieces of the Renaissance, as well as bringing fresh insights into Baroque and early Classical music and a diversity of 20th-century music, is drawn from the passions of conductor and founder, Harry Christophers. At home in the UK, The Sixteen are 'The Voices of Classic FM', TV Media Partner with Sky Arts, and Associate Artists of Southbank Centre, London. The group promotes an annual series at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as well as The Choral Pilgrimage, a tour of the UK's finest cathedrals bringing music back to the buildings for which it was written. The Sixteen recently featured in the highly successful BBC Four television series, Sacred Music, presented by actor Simon Russell Beale. The Sixteen tours throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the Americas and has given regular performances at major concert halls and festivals worldwide, including the Barbican Centre - London, Bridgewater Hall - Manchester, Concertgebouw - Amsterdam, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Opera City and Vienna Musikverein and also at the BBC Proms, the festivals of Granada, Lucerne, Istanbul, Prague and Salzburg.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Marie-Sophie Willis, General Manager

Postal address
Quadrant House 10 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1AU

Members Names
Harry Christophers - Conductor

Telephone Number
020 7936 3420

Website address
www.thesixteen.com

Other associated sites
http://twitter.com/TheSixteen http://www.facebook.com/The-Sixteen-32607011699/