This appeal was successful and has now closed.
In 2014 The Sixteen launch a major tour involving both its world class choir & period orchestra. Monteverdi's monumental Vespers of 1610 is considered to be one of the cornerstones of the repertoire & The Sixteen is fortunate to have musicians within its ranks who can perform the complex & thrilling work.
The tour enables us to introduce this music to choristers across the UK, who will join The Sixteen on stage. In addition, our Associate Conductor & orchestra leader will deliver innovative workshops for young singers & instrumentalists.
We will also release a new recording of the Vespers in October 2014.
Harry Christophers describes the Vespers as, “one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written”. Bringing this work to life in the glorious acoustics of our finest cathedrals will be an extremely special experience.
We need to raise £120K to fund this project:
Recording costs £60K
Single concert £20K
Education programme for schools £10K
Chorister workshops £5K
Tour Logistics 28K
Choir £30K for tour
Period Orchestra £30K for tour