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Monday, February 29, 2016

The Sixteen at Saffron Hall

Saturday night I went to the Saffron Hall to see The Sixteen.

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 !

1 comment:

Tricia Ryder said...

It really was an excellent performance.. The Sixteen never disappoint.....