World-renowned choral group The Sixteen come to the Old Royal Naval College to perform the music of the ‘Prince of polyphony’ Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and the great 20th-century melodist Francis Poulenc.

Based around the themes of conflict and atonement, Palestrina’s mass centring on the famous L’Homme Armé tune was immensely popular in the 16th century and its warlike nature serves as a timely reminder of the savagery of conflict, something which deeply affected Poulenc. Poulenc’s Un soir de neige, composed in December 1944, reflects both the inner feeling of peace generated by Christmas and the bleak solitude of another winter of occupation in France.

This is a fantastic chance to experience one of the world's leading choral groups singing amidst the Neoclassical splendour of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel.


Tickets are available on The Sixteen's Website.