For those who don't know The Sixteen are a UK based choir conducted by Harry Christophers. They specialise in early English polyphony, works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical music, and a diversity of 20th-century music.
For this performance they were joined by their orchestra for a programme of works by George Frederic Handel. The programme was:
- Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
- Chandos Anthem No 11 'Let God arise'
- Coronation Anhtem 'Let thy Hand be Strengthend'
- Overture to Jeptha
- Dixit Dominus
It was as ever from The Sixteen a very enjoyable evening.
One of the things I like about Saffron Hall is the variety of music they present during a season. I'm back in a couple of weeks to see the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Grieg, Mahler and Rachmaninov !