The Sixteen’s 2019 Choral Pilgrimage

Celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, The Sixteen will include Ave Maria in their 2019 Choral Pilgrimage programme alongside works by James MacMillan, Eric Whitacre, John Tavener and several early Tudor masterpieces. The pilgrimage starts at King’s Place in London on 3 April and continues throughout the year with nearly thirty concerts in all. In advance of the first concert a new CD, An Enduring Voice, containing the entire Pilgrimage programme, will be released on 1 March.

Also available in March is the ORA Singers‘ new recording Desires, which includes I am the Rose of Sharon, originally written for Opus Anglicanum.

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The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ on CD

On 29 March Delphian Records will release the premiere recording of The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Benjamin Nicholas conducts the Choir of Merton College, Oxford (who commissioned the piece for the Merton Choirbook), the Oxford Contemporary Sinfonia and soloists Emma Tring and Guy Cutting. In the first review of the new CD to be published, Choir and Organ magazine has described the work as “Quite unlike any Passion you’ve heard before…modern, majestic and deeply moving.” 

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