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The Sixteen Insight Day

NCEM, York
Saturday 29 June 10:30am

Please note that online booking for this event has now closed. Tickets will be available from 9.30 am on Saturday morning or by calling the box office on 01904 658338.

£25.00 (no concessions)
(£5.00 off when booked with the performance of The Sixteen on 12 July - please call the box office on (01904) 658338 to take advantage of this offer (not available online). Please note that tickets must be booked at the same time.)

Each year we complement our Choral Pilgrimage Tour with the opportunity to delve deeper into the rich history behind the repertoire.

Ever wondered how the infamous Allegri Miserere has evolved throughout its long history? Interested in how MacMillan has paid tribute through his own modern version? Join soprano and leading musicologist Sally Dunkley, Martin J Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at Oxford University, and a consort of professional singers as they uncover the stories behind the 2013 Choral Pilgrimage repertoire.

Martin will share his expertise on the history and visual art of the Sistine Chapel, complemented by Sally's insights into the exciting musical tapestry of this year's tour, with a special focus on the new evolutionary version of Allegri's Miserere. In addition, a consort of singers will provide musical excerpts.

Ticket price includes lunch.

Event 25: The Sixteen with Harry Christophers

York Minster
Saturday 12 July 7:30pm