The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage

This year’s programme from world-renowned choral ensemble, The Sixteen, looks at the way William Cornysh and Benjamin Britten mixed sacred with secular. Whilst Cornysh’s sacred music is elaborate and rhythmically complicated, his secular music is simple yet subtly evocative. Britten makes constant demands on vocal artistry best displayed in the last work he ever wrote for unaccompanied voices, Sacred and Profane, composed in the winter of 1974-5.

Tickets £10-£30 from the National Centre for Early English Music: 01904 651 485 or www.ncem.co.uk