The Sixteen have broadcast a five-part series of programmes on choral music, presented by Simon Russell Beale - A Choral Odyssey.
This special series, produced by The Sixteen, explores choral music and the history behind it from across the ages in iconic, relevant surroundings – from Byrd in Elizabeth I’s childhood home of Hatfield House, to Purcell in the reconstructed 17th-century theatre of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. A mix of conversation, music demonstration and performance, these programmes reunite Harry Christophers and Simon Russell Beale – a partnership which proved so successful in the popular BBC Sacred Music series – and feature performers from The Sixteen.
By supporting this project you will be directly helping The Sixteen and its fantastic freelance musicians who have been so fundamentally hit by the Covid crisis. This project provides us with an opportunity to raise funds that will help us plan next year’s artistic season with confidence and ensure that we’re able to come back strong with all our concert and outreach activity, both for our loyal audience and performers. Please help us spread the word!
All episodes are now available to watch on demand until 1 April 2021.
Choral singers might be interested in this blog and music video by Tasha Burns who has played Harp at Finkin Street Carols with us in the past. This is a celebration of Robert Burns and Burns Night with a beautiful musical version of O My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose. Well done Tash! Enjoy!