Tuesday 7 June 2016 7:30PM

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers director

Purcell – Royal Welcome Songs for King James II

Additional notes

There is a pre-concert talk ahead of this concert at 6:00pm


  • The Sixteen
  • Harry Christophers director

Harry Christophers directs members of The Sixteen in works that reveal Purcell’s ability to connect with the masses and entertain the elite of Restoration London.

Their programme addresses matters sacred and secular, touching on the geopolitics of late seventeenth-century Scotland and Ireland and closing with one of the most joyful of all Purcell arias.

  • Henry Purcell: A Retrospective is made possible thanks to all our contributors to the Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund, whose purpose is to help fund important artistic projects.
  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Chacony in G minor Z730
        • When on my sick bed I languish Z144
        • True Englishmen drink a good health Z284
        • Ye tuneful muses, raise your heads Z344
  • Interval
        • A New Irish Tune in G major Z646
        • God is gone up with a merry noise Z107
        • A New Scotch Tune Z655
        • Save me, O God, for thy name’s sake Z51
        • Sound the trumpet, beat the drum Z335
  • Encore
  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Welcome, Vicegerent of the mighty King Z340

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