One of the world’s greatest period ensembles came to New Zealand for the first time to present two very special concerts.
Driven by the passions of eminent conductor and founder Harry Christophers, The Sixteen has been a regular at major concert halls and festivals worldwide for over 30 years. Comprising choir and period-instrument orchestra, The Sixteen has a reputation for performing early English polyphony and the masterpieces of the Renaissance, as well as bringing fresh insights into Baroque and early Classical music.
For the Festival, The Sixteen presented two incredible concerts. In the first, the choir was joined by the orchestra in celebrating the genius of Handel, concluding with perhaps his best-loved choral work, the uplifting Dixit Dominus. For the second concert, An Immortal Legacy, The Sixteen choir performed some of the best-loved classics of Tudor and Jacobean church music and madrigals together with popular pieces by Britten and Tippett.
THE SIXTEEN CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA
Let thy hand be strengthened (Coronation Anthem)