What’s on in York: The Sixteen at York Minster on Tuesday

  • Tuesday 9th July 2019
  • 7:30 pm
  • York Minster


In the Nave of York Minster
West doors open 7:00pm (please be seated by 7:20pm).
7.30pm – 9:15pm (with 20 minute interval)

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers  conductor


Plainsong Salve Regina
Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
Sheppard ‘Gloria’ from Cantate Mass
Eric Whitacre Sainte-Chapelle
Wylkynson Salve Regina a9
Fayrfax Aeternae laudis lilium
Gabriel Jackson Ave Maria
Tavener Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God
James MacMillan O virgo prudentissima (new commission)
Sheppard ‘Agnus Dei’ from Cantate Mass

The Sixteen’s 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting the group’s musical journey over the 40 years since it was founded. Their continuing close relationship with Sir James MacMillan is represented by a new commission, O virgo prudentissima, here contrasted with music by Fayrfax (which appeared on The Sixteen’s very first recording) and complemented by music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These superb examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by John Tavener and Eric Whitacre.


Front Nave: £30.00 | Rear Nave: £23.00 | Side aisles: £20.00 (£6.00 for those under 35)