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The Sixteen

Now in its 34th year, The Sixteen is recognized as one of the world’s greatest ensembles. Comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra, The Sixteen’s total commitment to the music it performs is its greatest distinction. A special reputation for performing early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance, bringing fresh insights into Baroque and early Classical music and a diversity of 20th- and 21st-century music, is drawn from the passions of Founder and Conductor Harry Christophers CBE.

At home in the UK The Sixteen are ‘The Voices of Classic FM’ and Associate Artists of The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. The group promotes The Choral Pilgrimage, an annual tour of the UK’s finest cathedrals which aims to bring music back to the buildings for which it was written. The Sixteen features in the highly successful BBC television series, Sacred Music, presented by actor Simon Russell Beale – the latest hour-long programme was aired in December 2011, marking the 400th anniversary of the death of the Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria.

The Sixteen tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas and has given regular performances at major concert halls and festivals worldwide, including the Barbican Centre (London), The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Cité de la musique (Paris), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and Sydney Opera House. Festival appearances include the BBC Proms, Hong Kong, Wellington, Granada, Lucerne, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Prague, Bremen, La Chaise Dieu and Salzburg.

Over 100 recordings reflect The Sixteen’s quality in a range of work spanning the music of 500 years, winning many awards including the coveted Gramophone Award for Early Music and the prestigious Classical Brit Award for Renaissance which was recorded as part of the group’s contract with Universal Classics and Jazz. In 2009 The Sixteen was given the accolade of the Classic FM Gramophone Artist of the Year as well as Best Baroque Vocal for its recording of Handel’s Coronation Anthems.

Since 2001 The Sixteen has been building its own record label, Coro, which released its 100th title in spring 2012. Bringing together live concerts and recording plans has allowed The Sixteen to develop a glittering catalogue of releases, containing music from the Renaissance and Baroque through to great works of our time.

In 2011 the group launched Genesis Sixteen, a new training programme for young singers. Aimed at 18- to 23-year-olds, this is the UK’s first fully-funded choral programme for young singers designed specifically to bridge the gap from student to professional practitioner.

The Sixteen Ltd, Enslow House, Station Road, Enslow, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 3AX. Telephone [0]1869 331544; fax [0]1869 331011; email info@thesixteen.org.uk

Albums

Bach: The Six Motets
CDH55417Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe
CDA66263
Christmas through the ages
NOEL1Super-budget price sampler — Download only
Fayrfax: Missa Albanus & Aeternae laudis lilium
CDA66073Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
Handel: Messiah
CDD220192CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Monteverdi: Masses
CDH55145Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Monteverdi: Vespers for the Feast of Santa Barbara
CDA66311/22CDs Archive Service
Mundy: Sacred Choral Music
CDH55086Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Sheppard: Church Music, Vol. 1
CDA66259Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
Sheppard: Church Music, Vol. 2
CDA66418Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
Sheppard: Church Music, Vol. 3
CDA66570Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
Sheppard: Church Music, Vol. 4
CDA66603Archive Service; also available on CDS44401/10
Taverner: Missa Corona spinea & other sacred music
CDH55051Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas & other sacred music
CDH55052Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Taverner: Missa Mater Christi sanctissima & other sacred music
CDH55053Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Taverner: Missa O Michael & other sacred music
CDH55054Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Taverner: Missa Sancti Wilhelmi & other sacred music
CDH55055Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Taverner: Western Wynde Mass & other sacred music
CDH55056Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony
CDS44401/1010CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP12Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201410Download-only monthly sampler

Complete works available for download

ANONYMOUS - LITURGICAL
Puer natus est nobiswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
ANONYMOUS - MEDIEVAL
Archangeli Michaelis interventionewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Nowell, nowell: In Bethlemwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
Coventry Carolwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Gaudetewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
In dulci iubilowith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Quem pastores laudaverewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Qui creavit caelumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Riu, riu chiuwith Christopher Hodges (bass), Harry Christophers (conductor), Robin Barda (tambourine)
The boar's head carolwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
GIOVANNI AMIGONE (fl1613-1613)
Sonatawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Sonatawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV226with Harry Christophers (conductor)
Fürchte dich nicht, BWV228with Harry Christophers (conductor)
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV227with Harry Christophers (conductor)
Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV229with Harry Christophers (conductor)
Lobet den Herrn, BWV230with Harry Christophers (conductor)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225with Harry Christophers (conductor)
ROBERT FAYRFAX (1464-1521)
Aeternae laudis liliumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Missa Albanuswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
Messiah, HWV56with Harry Christophers (conductor)
JACOB HANDL (1550-1591)
O magnum mysteriumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Pueri, concinitewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Resonet in laudibuswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
WALTER LAMBE (c1450-c1500)
Nesciens materwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
ORLANDE DE LASSUS (1530/32-1594)
Omnes de Sabawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)
Cantate Domino a 6 voci 1620with Harry Christophers (conductor), Margaret Phillips (organ)
Domine, ne in furore 1620with Harry Christophers (conductor), Margaret Phillips (organ)
Messa a 4 da Cappella 1650with Harry Christophers (conductor), Margaret Phillips (organ)
Missa In illo temporewith Harry Christophers (conductor), Margaret Phillips (organ)
JEAN MOUTON (before 1459-1522)
Nesciens materwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
WILLIAM MUNDY (c1529-1591)
Adolescentulus sum egowith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Ah, helpless wretchwith Christopher Royall (countertenor), Paul Nicholson (organ), Harry Christophers (conductor)
Beatus et sanctuswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Kyrie 'Orbis factor'with Harry Christophers (conductor)
Magnificat 'in medio chori'with Harry Christophers (conductor)
Nunc dimittis 'in medio chori'with Harry Christophers (conductor)
O Lord, the maker of all thingswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
O Lord, the world's Saviourwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Sive vigilemwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
The secret sinswith Christopher Royall (countertenor), Paul Nicholson (organ), Harry Christophers (conductor)
Videte miraculumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Vox Patris caelestiswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA (1525/6-1594)
Gaude Barbara beatawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
JOHN SHEPPARD (c1515-1558)
Aeterne rex altissimewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Audivi vocem de caelowith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Ave maris stellawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Beata nobis gaudiawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Deus tuorum militum Iwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Dum transisset Sabbatum Iwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Dum transisset Sabbatum IIwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Filiae Hierusalemwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Gaude, gaude, gaude Mariawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Haec dies quam fecit Dominuswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Hostis Herodes impiewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Impetum fecerunt unanimeswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
In manus tuas Iwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
In manus tuas IIwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
In manus tuas IIIwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
In pace, in idipsumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Iusti in perpetuum viventwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Jesu salvator saeculi, redemptiswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Jesu salvator saeculi, verbumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Laudem dicite Deowith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Libera nos, salva nos Iwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Libera nos, salva nos IIwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Missa Cantatewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Paschal Kyriewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Reges Tharsis et insulaewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Sacris solemniiswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Salvator mundi, Dominewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Sancte Dei pretiosewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Second Servicewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Spiritus Sanctus procedens Iwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Spiritus Sanctus procedens IIwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Te Deumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Verbum caro factum estwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Western Wynde Masswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
THOMAS TALLIS (c1505-1585)
Videte miraculumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
JOHN TAVERNER (c1490-1545)
Alleluia. Veni, electa meawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Audivi vocem de caelowith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Dum transisset Sabbatum Iwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Dum transisset Sabbatum IIwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Ex eius tumbawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Gaude plurimumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Hodie nobis caelorum rexwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
In pace, in idipsumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Leroy Kyriewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Magnificat a 4 – Nesciens materwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Mater Christi sanctissimawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Missa Corona spineawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Missa Gloria tibi Trinitaswith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Missa Mater Christi sanctissimawith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Missa O Michaelwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Missa Sancti Wilhelmi devotio 'Small Devotion'with Harry Christophers (conductor)
O splendor gloriaewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
O Wilhelme, pastor bonewith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Te Deumwith Harry Christophers (conductor)
Western Wynde Masswith Harry Christophers (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Adolescentulus sum ego (Mundy)
Aeternae laudis lilium (Fayrfax)
Aeterne rex altissime (Sheppard)
Ah, helpless wretch (Mundy)
Alleluia. Veni, electa mea (Taverner)
Archangeli Michaelis interventione (Anon)
Audivi vocem de caelo (Sheppard)
Audivi vocem de caelo (Taverner)
Ave maris stella (Sheppard)
Beata nobis gaudia (Sheppard)
Beatus et sanctus (Mundy)
Cantate Domino a 6 voci 1620 (Monteverdi)
Caput apri defero, Reddens laudes Domino  
Coventry Carol (Anon)
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV226 (Bach)
Deus tuorum militum I (Sheppard)
Domine, ne in furore 1620 (Monteverdi)
Dum transisset Sabbatum I (Sheppard)
Dum transisset Sabbatum I (Taverner)
Dum transisset Sabbatum II (Sheppard)
Dum transisset Sabbatum II (Taverner)
Ex eius tumba (Taverner)
Filiae Hierusalem (Sheppard)
Fürchte dich nicht, BWV228 (Bach)
Gaude Barbara beata (Palestrina)
Gaude plurimum (Taverner)
Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria (Sheppard)
Gaudete (Anon)
Haec dies quam fecit Dominus (Sheppard)
Hodie nobis caelorum rex (Taverner)
Hostis Herodes impie (Sheppard)
Impetum fecerunt unanimes (Sheppard)
In dulci iubilo (Anon)
In manus tuas I (Sheppard)
In manus tuas II (Sheppard)
In manus tuas III (Sheppard)
In pace, in idipsum (Sheppard)
In pace, in idipsum (Taverner)
Iusti in perpetuum vivent (Sheppard)
Jesu salvator saeculi, redemptis (Sheppard)
Jesu salvator saeculi, verbum (Sheppard)
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV227 (Bach)
Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV229 (Bach)
Kyrie 'Orbis factor' (Mundy)
Laudem dicite Deo (Sheppard)
Leroy Kyrie (Taverner)
Libera nos, salva nos I (Sheppard)
Libera nos, salva nos II (Sheppard)
Lobet den Herrn, BWV230 (Bach)
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child  
Magnificat  
Magnificat a 4 – Nesciens mater (Taverner)
Magnificat 'in medio chori' (Mundy)
Mater Christi sanctissima (Taverner)
Messa a 4 da Cappella 1650 (Monteverdi)
Messiah, HWV56 (Handel)
Missa Albanus (Fayrfax)
Missa Cantate (Sheppard)
Missa Corona spinea (Taverner)
Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas (Taverner)
Missa In illo tempore (Monteverdi)
Missa Mater Christi sanctissima (Taverner)
Missa O Michael (Taverner)
Missa Sancti Wilhelmi devotio 'Small Devotion' (Taverner)
Nesciens mater (Lambe)
Nesciens mater (Mouton)
Nesciens mater virgo virum  
Nowell, nowell, to us is born our God, Emmanuel  
Nowell, nowell: In Bethlem (Anon)
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis 'in medio chori' (Mundy)
O Lord, the maker of all things (Mundy)
O Lord, the world's Saviour (Mundy)
O magnum mysterium (Handl)
O splendor gloriae (Taverner)
O Wilhelme, pastor bone (Taverner)
Omnes de Saba (Lassus)
Paschal Kyrie (Sheppard)
Puer natus est nobis (Anon)
Pueri, concinite (Handl)
Quem pastores laudavere (Anon)
Qui creavit caelum (Anon)
Reges Tharsis et insulae (Sheppard)
Resonet in laudibus (Handl)
Riu, riu chiu (Anon)
Sacris solemniis (Sheppard)
Salvator mundi, Domine (Sheppard)
Sancte Dei pretiose (Sheppard)
Second Service (Sheppard)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225 (Bach)
Sive vigilem (Mundy)
Sonata (Amigone)
Spiritus Sanctus procedens I (Sheppard)
Spiritus Sanctus procedens II (Sheppard)
Te Deum (Sheppard)
Te Deum (Taverner)
The boar's head carol (Anon)
The secret sins (Mundy)
Verbum caro factum est (Sheppard)
Vespers for the Feast of Santa Barbara (Monteverdi)
Videte miraculum (Mundy)
Videte miraculum (Tallis)
Vox Patris caelestis (Mundy)
Western Wynde Mass (Sheppard)
Western Wynde Mass (Taverner)