The greatest song of all time?

After their sell-out performance at last year’s Winter Festival, The Sixteen return with a sacred and sensuous set of Palestrina, Victoria and new works by John Barber all inspired by the Song of Songs. The Song of Songs is an immensely influential biblical text which has remained a vast source of inspiration for composers from…

In video: Old Earth with Harry Christophers

Our friends at The Sixteen recently sent this over video with conductor Harry Christophers, Jericho director Jonathan Holmes and composer Alec Roth, who have been working with the singers and veteran actor, and national treasure Alan Howard. They will be presenting Old Earth, a music theatre collaboration which includes the first theatrical presentation of four monologues…

Old Earth – A Special Announcement

We are delighted to reveal that leading classical actor Alan Howard will be joining The Sixteen and Jericho in this Summer’s exciting new stage collaboration, Old Earth. Part of this Festival’s music and theatre strand, Old Earth is set in the evocative surroundings of Village Underground. Directed by Jonathan Holmes, it sees the first stage…

Through the Eyes of a Steward…

am very fortunate to have been a steward for three events at Spitalfields Music’s Summer Festival this year – In the House and a couple of concerts with Harry Christophers & The Sixteen – and have enjoyed every minute of it!

The Sixteen in Rehearsal

The members of our Women sing East group were recently invited to sit in on a rehearsal with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers at the Barbican for a performance of Bach’s B minor Mass.
Julia Chalkley puts into her own words her experience of the rehearsal.