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The Sixteen

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Classical

Vocal & instrumental ensemble performing early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance and a diversity of 20th century music. The choir is enhanced by the existence of its own period instrument orchestra. The Sixteen's conductor and founder, Harry Christophers, has directed the group throughout Europe, America and the Far East, gaining a distinguished reputation through a variety of projects and over seventy recordings.

        
Members
PortraitNigel Short
voc
PortraitTessa Bonner
voc 1955-2008 GB
PortraitMatthew Vine
voc
Patricia Forbes
voc
PortraitDavid Clegg
voc
Andrea Morris
vn, acg
PortraitJulia Doyle
voc GB
PortraitCarys Lane
voc GB
PortraitGrace Davidson
GB
Andrew Olleson
fl
PortraitChristopher Royall
voc GB
James Holliday
b
PortraitBen Rayfield
Sam Evans
PortraitAdrian Lowe
GB
PortraitSimon Berridge
acg GB
PortraitJulian Empett
b, voc GB
PortraitCharlotte Mobbs
PortraitHarry Christophers
*1953 GB
PortraitMark Dobell
voc GB
PortraitIan Aitkenhead
voc GB
PortraitCharles Gibbs
voc, b GB
David Roy
voc, g
PortraitKirsty Hopkins
voc GB
PortraitMark Padmore
voc, ts *1961 GB
Robert Jones
voc GB
PortraitThomas Randle
voc
PortraitMichael Chance
voc, fl *1955 GB
PortraitNancy Argenta
voc *1957 CA
PortraitRobert Macdonald
acg, b, voc GB
Nicola Jenkin
voc
PortraitPaul Nicholson
org, hps *1960 GB
PortraitAlastair Ross
hps, org GB
PortraitMiles Golding
vn *1951 AU
Mary Seers
voc GB
PortraitAndrew Watts
bsn
PortraitImogen Seth-Smith
vc
PortraitAnthony Robson
ob GB
PortraitWalter Reiter
vn GB
PortraitNicolas Robertson
voc *1954 GB
PortraitEllen O'Dell
vn, acg
PortraitSimon Birchall
voc
PortraitCharles Fullbrook
dr
PortraitCaroline Trevor
voc
PortraitSally Dunkley
voc
PortraitChristopher Purves
voc *1960 GB
PortraitJeremy White
acg, voc GB
PortraitLynda Russell
acg *1963 GB
PortraitTimothy Jones
voc, b
Philip Daggett
voc
PortraitFiona Clarke
voc, b GB
Ruth Dean
voc
PortraitRobert Evans
voc, g
Andrew Giles
voc
Wilfried Swansbourough
voc
PortraitJane Coe
vc 1953-2007 GB
PortraitReiko Ichise
vn, gam JP
PortraitFrancis Steele
voc
PortraitMichael George
voc
PortraitEligio Quinteiro
g ES
PortraitSimon Wall
voc, ts *1975 GB
PortraitTheresa Caudle
vn
PortraitSimon Jones
vn
PortraitSteven Harrold
voc, acg, ts GB
PortraitMatthew Long
voc GB
PortraitJoseph Crouch
vc GB
PortraitDavid Martin
voc, fl
PortraitAlexandra Bellamy
ob
PortraitEamonn Dougan
b, voc
Peter Burrows
voc
PortraitJean Paterson
vn, acg
Hilary Stock
ob
PortraitCecilia Osmond
voc *1977 CA
John Hutchins
tr
PortraitWilliam Balkwill
voc
Jan Spencer
b, vn, cb
PortraitStefanie Heichelheim
vl, vn
PortraitEmma Alter
vl GB
PortraitClaire Duff
vn IE
Christopher Pigram
tr
PortraitRobert Farley
tr
PortraitHannah Tibell
vn, acg
PortraitAnneke Scott
alp GB
Clare Penkey
alp
PortraitClaire Mera-Nelson
vn GB
PortraitSarah Moffatt
vn IE
PortraitBenjamin Bayl
hps *1978 AU
Siona Spillett
bsn
PortraitAllison Hill
voc GB
PortraitNicola-Jane Kemp
fl GB
PortraitEmilia Morton
voc
Popular Tracks   
Allegri: Miserere on Renaissance - Music for Inner Peace by The Sixteen
Song of Songs: No. 16 Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea on Palestrina Volume 6 by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, The Sixteen & Harry Christophers
Nothing in Vain on A Meditation by The Sixteen & Harry Christophers
Messiah: Part 1, For unto us a child is born (Chorus) on Handel: Messiah by The Sixteen
Beati quorum via on A New Heaven by The Sixteen & Harry Christophers
Barber: Agnus Dei (Adagio Op.11) on Renaissance - Music for Inner Peace by The Sixteen
Salve Regina: Salve Regina on Palestrina, Vol. 1 by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina & The Sixteen
Lotti: Crucifixus (8 part) on Renaissance - Music for Inner Peace by The Sixteen
The Silver Swan on An Immortal Legacy by The Sixteen & Harry Christophers
Ave, verum Corpus: Ave, verum Corpus - Live on Fauré Requiem by The Sixteen & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Acis And GalateaGeorg Friedrich Händel – Harry Christophers, The Sixteen2019Album
Choral WorksFrancis Poulenc, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2017Album
The Selva Morale E Spirituale CollectionClaudio Monteverdi, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2017Compil.
Royal Welcome Songs For King James IIHenry Purcell, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2017Album
Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina Vol. 7Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2017Album
Deus, In Nomine Tuo; Benedictio Et Claritas; Missa O Gloriosa DominaMarcin Mielczewski, The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan2017Album
The Deer's CryArvo Pärt, William Byrd, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2016Album
Song of the NativityThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers2016Album
The Complete Traditional Christmas Carols CollectionThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers2015Compil.
Poetry In MusicThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers2015Album
Conductus Funebris / Litaniae De Providentia Divina / Missa Rorate CaeliGrzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan2015Album
JephthaGeorg Friedrich Händel - James Gilchrist, Susan Bickley, Sophie Bevan, Robin Blaze, Matthew Brook, Grace Davidson, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2014Album
The Voice Of The Turtle DoveThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers2014Album
Ave Maria / Missa Concertata La Lombardesca / Audite MortalesGrzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan2013Album
Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina Vol. 3Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2013Album
Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina Vol. 2Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2012Album
Miserere / Lamentations Of Jeremiah & Other Renaissance MasterpiecesGregorio Allegri / Thomas Tallis - The Sixteen, Gabrieli Consort, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge2012Compil.
The Earth ResoundsJosquin Des Prés, Antoine Brumel, Roland de Lassus, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Eamonn Dougan2012Album
SaulGeorg Friedrich Händel, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2012Album
Royal Manuscripts: The Genius Of IlluminationHarry Christophers, The Sixteen, The Hilliard Ensemble2011Compil.
Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina Vol. 1Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2011Album
Hail, Mother Of The RedeemerTomás Luis de Victoria - The Sixteen2011Album
MiserereJames MacMillan - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2011Album
A Traditional Christmas Carol Collection Volume IIThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers2010Album
The Bach CollectionJohann Sebastian Bach – The Sixteen, The Symphony Of Harmony And Invention / Harry Christophers2009Album
Missa De La Batalla Escoutez ; La GuerreFrancisco Guerrero / Clément Janequin / The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2009Album
Coronation AnthemsGeorg Friedrich Händel - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2009Album
Once In Royal David's CityThe Sixteen & Harry Christophers2009Album
The Golden AgeThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Robert Fayrfax, John Taverner, John Sheppard, William Mundy2009Album
Ave Maria / Stabat Mater Dolorosa / Missa Papae Marcelli / Miserere / CrucifixusGiovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2008Compil.
Vespers • RequiemThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Elin Manahan Thomas, Roderick Williams, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Gabriel Fauré2008Album
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel, Carolyn Sampson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mark Padmore, Christopher Purves, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2008Album
Ein Deutsches RequiemJohannes Brahms, Julie Cooper, Eamonn Dougan, Gary Cooper, Christopher Glynn, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2007Album
IkonThe Sixteen Conducted By Harry Christophers2006Album
A Traditional Christmas Carol CollectionThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers2006Album
Musikalische ExequienHeinrich Schütz - The Sixteen, The Symphony Of Harmony And Invention, Harry Christophers2006Album
Barber Agnus Dei - An American CollectionThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers2005Album
Devotion to Our LadyTomás Luis De Victoria, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2005Album
Requiem 1605, Officium DefunctorumTomás Luis De Victoria, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2005Album
La Jeune FranceThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers2004Album
Christus Natus Est (An Early English Christmas)Harry Christophers, The Sixteen2004Album
Volume II: The Mystery Of The CrossTomás Luis De Victoria / The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2004Album
Ikon Of LightJohn Tavener, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2003Album
Weihnachts Oratorium = Christmas OratorioJohann Sebastian Bach – The Sixteen, The Symphony Of Harmony And Invention / Harry Christophers2003Album
Masses For 4 And 5 VoicesWilliam Byrd - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2002Compil.
SamsonGeorg Friedrich Händel, The Sixteen, The Symphony Of Harmony And Invention, Harry Christophers2002Album
Membra Jesu NostriDieterich Buxtehude, The Sixteen, The Symphony Of Harmony And Invention2001Album
Iste Confessor. The Sacred Music Of Domenico ScarlattiDomenico Scarlatti, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers2001Album
Christmas Through The AgesPsalmody, The Parley Of Instruments, Peter Holman, The King's Consort, Robert King, Sinfonye, Stevie Wishart, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, A Capella Portuguesa, Owen Rees, Northwest Chamber Orchestra Seattle, Alun Francis, Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill, Sioned Williams, Christopher Herrick, Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman, Corydon Singers, Corydon Orchestra, Matthew Best, Polyphony, Stephen Layton, James O'Donnell, Gothic Voices, Christopher Page, The Choir Of St George's Chapel, Christopher Robinson, Roger Judd2000Compil.
Musikalische ExequienHeinrich Schütz - The Sixteen, The Symphony Of Harmony And Invention, Harry Christophers1998Album
Philip & Mary: Music From The Anglo-Spanish CourtThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers1998Album
Volume III: The Call Of The BelovedTomás Luis De Victoria, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1998Album
Second Vespers For The Feast Of Santa BarbaraClaudio Monteverdi, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1997Album
Robert CarverThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Robert Carver1997Album
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel - Lynne Dawson, Catherine Denley, David James, Maldwyn Davies, Michael George, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1997Album
Gloria! Glorious Choral Music From The SixteenThe Sixteen, The Symphony Of Harmony And Invention, Harry Christophers1997Compil.
Stabat MaterDomenico Scarlatti, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1997Album
Volume 1: Devotion To Our LadyTomás Luis De Victoria, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1997Album
Rebelo & Melgás: Sacred Choral Music from Seventeenth Century PortugalThe Sixteen1996Album
Esther (1718 Version)Georg Friedrich Händel, The Sixteen, Orchestra Of The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1996Album
Mass For Double Choir / Songs Of Ariel / Ode À La Musique / Cantate Pour Le 1er AoûtFrank Martin - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1996Album
The Voices Of Angels (Music From The Eton Choirbook Volume V)The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1995Album
Sitivit Anaima Mea / Tulerunt Lapides Ut Lacerent In Eum / Non Mortui Qui Sunt In Inferno / Missa Regina Caeli / Audivi Vocem De Caelo / Pater Peccavi / Missa Pro Defunctis À 8Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lôbo, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1994Album
Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind / The Complete Funeral Music For Queen MaryHenry Purcell, The Sixteen, Orchestra Of The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1994Album
Ikon Of Light • Two Hymns To The Mother Of God • Today The Virgin • The Tiger • The Lamb • EoniaJohn Tavener, The Sixteen, The Duke Quartet, Harry Christophers1994Album
Handel Chandos Anthems completeLynne Dawson, Patrizia Kwella, James Bowman, Ian Partridge, Michael George, The Sixteen, Orchestra Of The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1994Album
Missa Mater Christi SanctissimaJohn Taverner / The Sixteen / Harry Christophers With Fretwork1993Album
Choral WorksFrancis Poulenc, Harry Christophers, The Sixteen1993Compil.
The Flower Of All Virginity: Music From The Eton Choirbook, Vol.IVThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers1993Album
Choral Works, Volume IIIBenjamin Britten, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1993Album
Choral Works IIBenjamin Britten, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1993Album
Poulenc Chansons FrancaisesThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Nicola Jenkin1993Album
Church Music By John Sheppard - 4John Sheppard, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1993Album
Missa Bell 'Amfitrit' Altera (Sacred Music From Venice And Rome)Roland de Lassus, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1992Album
The Crown Of Thorns: Music From The Eton Choirbook Vol. IIThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers1992Album
Church Music By John Sheppard - 3John Sheppard / The Sixteen / Harry Christophers1992Album
'Western Wynde' MassJohn Taverner / The Sixteen / Harry Christophers1992Album
The Pillars Of Eternity (Music From The Eton Choirbook III)The Sixteen / Harry Christophers1992Album
Cantatas 50, 34, 147Johann Sebastian Bach, Gillian Fisher, David James, Ian Partridge, Michael George, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1992Album
An American CollectionThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Samuel Barber / Irving Fine / Steve Reich / Leonard Bernstein / Aaron Copland / David Del Tredici1992Album
Choral Masterworks From The Italian RenaissanceThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers1992Album
Vivaldi: Gloria - Caldara: Stabat Mater - Bach: MagnificatJohann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Antonio Caldara - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1992Album
A Boy Was Born / Hymn To St. Cecilia / Choral Dances From Gloriana / Five Flower SongsBenjamin Britten - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1992Album
The Rose And The Ostrich Feather: The Eton Choirbook Vol. IThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers1991Album
Church Music By John Sheppard - 2John Sheppard / The Sixteen / Harry Christophers1991Album
A Traditional Christmas CollectionThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers1991Album
Missa Sancti Wilhelmi DevotioJohn Taverner, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1991Album
Dixit Dominus / Nisi Dominus / Silete VentiGeorg Friedrich Händel, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1991Album
The Fairy QueenHenry Purcell - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1991Album
20th Century Christmas CollectionThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers1990Album
Mass For 4 Voices with Propers For The Feast of Saints Peter & PaulThe Sixteen / Harry Christophers / William Byrd1990Album
Figure HumaineFrancis Poulenc, Harry Christophers, The Sixteen1990Album
Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli - Allegri Miserere - Lotti CrucifixusGiovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1990Album
Missa O Michael • Leroy Kyrie • Dum Transisset SabbatumJohn Taverner, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1990Album
Sacred Choral Works - Spem in AliumThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Thomas Tallis1990Album
Mass For 5 VoicesWilliam Byrd - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1989Album
Chandos Anthems Volume 4 - Nos. 10 & 11Georg Friedrich Händel - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1989Album
Missa Corona Spinea · Gaude Plurimum · In PaceJohn Taverner - The Sixteen · Harry Christophers1989Album
Chandos Anthems Volume 3 - Nos. 7, 8 & 9Georg Friedrich Händel, Patrizia Kwella, James Bowman, Jan Partridge, Michael George, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1989Album
Cathedral MusicWilliam Mundy, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1989Album
Chandos Anthems Volume 2 - Nos. 4, 5 & 6Georg Friedrich Händel, Lynne Dawson, Ian Partridge, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1989Album
Music From The Eton ChoirbookThe Sixteen Directed By Harry Christophers1989Compil.
Church MusicJohn Sheppard - The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers1988Album
Second Vespers For The Feast Of Santa BarbaraClaudio Monteverdi, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1988Album
Chandos Anthems Volume 1 Nos. 1, 2 & 3Georg Friedrich Händel - Lynne Dawson, Ian Partridge, Michael George, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1988Album
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel - Lynne Dawson, Catherine Denley, David James, Maldwyn Davies, Michael George, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1987Album
Christmas MusicThe Sixteen1987Album
Christmas MusicThe Sixteen / Harry Christophers1987Album
Mass For Four Voices / Mass For Six Voices 'In Illo Tempore'Claudio Monteverdi - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1986Album
The MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel • Ton Koopman - The Sixteen - The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - Marianne Kweksilber - James Bowman - Paul Elliott - Gregory Reinhart1985Album
Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas / Audivi Vocem De CoeloJohn Taverner - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1984Album
Missa Albanus & Aeternae Laudis LiliumRobert Fayrfax - The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1983Album
Stabat Mater - Music From The Eton Choirbook Vol. 2The Sixteen Directed By Harry Christophers1982Album
Salve Regina (Music From The Eton Choirbook)The Sixteen Directed By Harry Christophers1980Album
The Six MotetsJohann Sebastian Bach – The Sixteen, Harry ChristophersAlbum
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