The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage


The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage 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.

Start time: 7.30pm

Performance Time: 120 mins

Ticket Prices: £5.00 – £30.00


  • 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

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