The Sixteen - The Choral Pilgrimage 2017: The Olive Branch

The Olive Branch
The Olive Branch
Thu, 16/03/2017 - 20:00 - 21:30

Venue: St John's College Chapel

Poulenc’s choral music was all written after 1936, when the tragic death of a close friend led to a religious epiphany. Its seriousness and intensity contrast with his more frivolous secular style, but these works make perfect companion pieces for the pure counterpoint of the great Renaissance master, Palestrina.


16 March 2017
St John's College Chapel
Tickets: £15 - £32 (Booking Fees Apply)


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The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor

Concert programme

Poulenc Salve Regina
Palestrina ‘Surge amica mea’ and ‘Surgam et circuibo civitatem’ from Song of Songs
Palestrina Parce mihi, Domine
Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence
Palestrina Peccantem me quotidie
Palestrina ‘Kyrie’, ‘Gloria’ and ‘Credo’ from Missa L’Homme Arme
Poulenc Un Soir de neige
Palestrina Salve Regina
Poulenc ‘Agnus Dei’ from Mass in G

This Concert is not organised by St John's College, for more information please contact the organisers direct, The Sixteen