The Sixteen Concert: The Choral Pilgrimage 2021

Date: 17th September 2021
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Exeter Cathedral
Cost: Ticket prices £10 – £30

The Sixteen Ι The Choral Pilgrimage 2021: The Call of Rome

Friday, 17th September 2021 at 19:30 

It was back in the summer of 2019 that The Sixteen first launched our 20th anniversary Choral Pilgrimage programme The Call of Rome, with no idea that a global pandemic would hit before they ever got to perform it. So it brings them a lot of joy to announce that this will be their programme for 2021 and they will once again be touring to many of our favourite venues up and down the UK, with a double celebration marking both the Choral Pilgrimage‘s deferred 20th anniversary, and a welcome return to live music making.

A city which has inspired countless pilgrimages, Rome was where each of the four composers in this year’s programme created some of their finest work, Victoria’s gloriously uplifting double-choir Salve Regina closes a powerful programme of music for Holy Week and Marian devotion by Josquin, Felice Anerio and Allegri, culminating in Allegri’s eternal Miserere.

About The Sixteen

The Sixteen’s choir and period-instrument orchestra stand today among the world’s greatest ensembles, peerless interpreters of Renaissance, Baroque and modern choral music, acclaimed worldwide for performances delivered with precision, power and passion.

The Sixteen arose from its Founder and Conductor Harry Christophers’ formative experience as cathedral chorister and choral scholar. His enterprise, launched in 1979, built on the best of the British choral tradition while setting new standards of virtuosity and musicianship. The Sixteen’s professional female and male voices create a distinctive sound of great warmth and clarity. Although refined over four decades, that sound has remained remarkably consistent, always responsive to the emotional content of words and music, ever alert to subtle nuances of colour and shading.

Programme includes

Plainsong De Lamentatione
Victoria Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday 1, & 6
Josquin Gaude virgo Mater Christi
Anerio Litaniae Beatissimae Virginis Mariae
Allegri ‘Gloria’ from Missa In lectulo meo
F. Anerio Regina caeli laetare a8
Allegri Miserere (evolution version)
Josquin Illibata Dei Virgo nutrix
Victoria Salve Regina a8


Doors open at 18:45

  • Ticket prices £10 – £30

In order for our audiences to continue to feel confident and safe when attending our Choral Pilgrimage concerts this autumn, we will be providing a mix of standard and socially distanced seating. Half of the seating in the venue will incorporate an element of social distancing (1 empty seat between bubbles). Face coverings will also be encouraged throughout all performances. If you have any queries, please contact our Box Office team: