Exploring The Sixteen on Early Music
This Early Music program on Friday July 31st from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM was entirely devoted to the choral and period-instrument orchestral ensemble The Sixteen. The Sixteen was founded in 1977 by Harry Christophers CBE and is perhaps most well known for its excellence in performing early English polyphony works. The ensemble has grown into international renown and is arguably one of the most vibrant and exciting early music groups performing and recording today. We will explore a number of their wonderful recent early music recordings during the program -- including recordings that feature compositions by Vincenzo Bertolusi, Richard Davy, Giovanni Francesco Anerio, John Sheppard, Asprilio Pacelli, William Mundy, and a sampling of settings of the Stabat Mater. Elisabeth Stam hosts.
Members of The Sixteen: SOPRANO -- Julie Cooper, Grace Davidson, Sally Dunkley, Katy Hill, Kirsty Hopkins, Alexandra Kidgell, Charlotte Mobbs, Emilia Morton, Emma Walshe. ALTO -- Ian Aitkenhead, David Clegg, Edward McMullan, Simon Ponsford, Caroline Trevor, Daniel Collins, Kim Porter, Christopher Royall. TENOR -- Simon Berridge, Jeremy Budd, Mark Dobell, George Pooley, Matthew Long, Tom Raskin. BASS -- Ben Davies, Robert Evans, Jimmy Holliday, Robert Macdonald, Eamonn Dougan, Tim Jones, Stuart Young. ORGAN -- Mark Williams. Information regarding The Sixteen obtained from their website: http://www.thesixteen.com