Genesis Sixteen (choral)

Genesis Sixteen (choral)

6:00pm Sunday 14 July

St Mary’s Church, Petworth


Adults £31/£22/£10.50/£6.50 (18 and under £5, FREE in adult £6.50 seats)

Repertoire to be announced at a later date, to include:

Ned Bigham – Sonnet XCII: Musical setting for unaccompanied four-part choir of the poem by Charlotte Smith, Elegaic Sonnets 1794 (world premiere)
James MacMillan – Miserere
Judith Weir – Love bade me welcome
Bertolusius – Ave verum corpus
Bairstow – Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Victoria – Magnificat a sexti toni (with Matthew Cooke – organ)

We were thrilled to welcome a previous iteration of this superb young ensemble in 2022, their concert  proving a genuine highlight of that year’s festival. For 2024 the stage will again be set for the latest cohort of brilliant young choral singers who have been working alongside Harry Christophers’ The Sixteen and who are set to become the next generation of the UK’s increasingly rich choral tradition.

Genesis Sixteen is The Sixteen’s free young artists’ training programme for 18-23 year olds, which aims to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers. The programme is generously funded by the Genesis Foundation. Many of its alumni have already had much success since graduating.

This concert is generously supported by Rick & Janeen Haythornthwaite