The Sixteen - Choral Pilgrimage 2022
  • 1 The Cloisters
    Exeter
    EX1 1HS
  • Thursday 8th September 7:30pm until 9:00pm
World renowned choir The Sixteen return with their annual Choral Pilgrimage, this year entitled 'An Old Belief'.

Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell must surely rank among some of the finest choral works ever written. Deeply affected by the First World War, Parry sought poetry that would reflect not only peace and unity and the search for a better world, but also an escape from the horrors of war.

The poems Parry chose to set are sublime, be they metaphysical poetry by John Donne and Henry Vaughan or the aching beauty of Thomas Campion’s verse. Perfectly complimenting the rich sonority of Parry’s Songs are three short pieces by Campion, a selection of medieval carols and a new work by Cecilia McDowall.

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