Monday 22 January 2018 7:30PM

The Sixteen

Purcell – Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II


  • The Sixteen
  • Katy Hill soprano
  • Kirsty Hopkins soprano
  • Daniel Collins alto
  • Jeremy Budd tenor
  • Mark Dobell tenor
  • George Pooley tenor
  • Ben Davies bass
  • Stuart Young bass
  • Sarah Sexton violin I
  • Sarah Moffatt violin I
  • Sophie Barber violin I
  • Daniel Edgar violin II
  • Jean Paterson violin II
  • Ellen O'Dell violin II
  • Martin Kelly viola
  • Stefanie Heichelheim viola
  • Jane Norman viola
  • Joseph Crouch cello
  • Imogen Seth-Smith cello
  • Gavin Kibble cello
  • Rebecca Miles recorder
  • Ian Wilson recorder
  • David Miller theorbo
  • Frances Kelly harp
  • Alastair Ross harpsichord

Londoner Henry Purcell, bright star of the Chapel Royal, boosted the monarchy with pieces written for Charles II and his family.

The Sixteen and Harry Christophers are world leaders in performing Purcell’s welcome songs and other pieces for the king.

  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Rejoice in the Lord alway Z49
      • Dioclesian Z627
        • Chaconne - two in one upon a ground
        • Close thine eyes and sleep secure (Upon a Quiet Conscience) Z184
      • Sir Barnaby Whigg, or No Wit Like a Woman's Z589
        • Blow, Boreas, blow
        • O all ye people, clap your hands Z138
        • Come, my hearts, play your parts Z246
        • What shall be done in behalf of the man? Z341
  • Interval
        • Overture in D minor Z771
      • The Massacre of Paris Z604
        • Thy genius, lo!
        • O praise the Lord, all ye heathen Z43
      • The Sicilian Usurper (The History of King Richard the Second) Z581
        • Retir'd from any mortal's sight
        • From those serene and rapturous joys Z326

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