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The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2023

The Sixteen return to Hereford Cathedral with their 2023 Choral Pilgrimage which celebrates the legacy of one of choral music’s most treasured composers.

2023 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest composers of the Renaissance. William Byrd was widely admired in his own time both at home and abroad and the influence he had on future generations was immense. Despite living through incredibly turbulent times and fearing for his own safety, his music is full of life, emotion and vitality.

The 2023 Choral Pilgrimage will explore some of his most moving works and introduce audiences to the music of his influences and colleagues, bringing his legacy firmly into the modern day with the world premiere of two specially commissioned works by Dobrinka Tabakova.


Byrd Arise Lord into thy rest

van Wilder O doux regard

Byrd Ne irascaris / Civitas sancti tui

de Monte O suavitas et dulcedo

Dobrinka Tabakova Arise Lord into thy rest (new commission)

Clemens Non Papa Tristitia et anxietas

Byrd Tristitia et anxietas

Byrd Turn our captivity

Clemens Non Papa Ego flos campi

Dobrinka Tabakova Turn our captivity (new commission)

de Monte Super flumina Babylonis

Byrd Quomodo cantabimus?

Byrd Vigilate


The Sixteen

Harry Christophers conductor

19Apr 23This event has passed

Fees & Tickets

£5 - £30

Event Location

Hereford Cathedral, Hereford HR1 2NG

Organiser: Hereford Cathedral

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