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Composer: Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (1525-1594)

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Year of birth1525
Year of death1594
NationalityItaly
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LondonORA Singers

Whitacre, Byrd, Panufnik, Pott, Lauridsen, Tallis, Stucky, of Bingen, DiOrio, Park, Gjeilo, Palestrina, Prestini, Muhly, Bray, Clausen
Suzi Digby; ORA Singers

NottinghamThe Sixteen at Christmas

© Simon Jay Price
Sweelinck, Howells, Bennett, Walton, Kirbye, Byrd, Palestrina, Warlock
The Sixteen

BasingstokeThe Sixteen at Christmas

The Sixteen at Christmas
Sweelinck, Howells, Bennett, Walton, Kirbye, Leighton, Byrd, Palestrina, de Wert, Phibbs, McDowall, Sheppard, Warlock
The Orchestra of The Sixteen; Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

MdinaThe Seasons

Uccellini, Fontana, Preston, Merula, Castello, Falconieri, Marini, Turini, Palestrina
Prisma Ensemble

LondonMusica Secreta at St Pancras New Church – Not Mortals, But Angels: The Flowering of Convent Music

Musica Secreta at St Pancras New Church – Not Mortals, But Angels: The Flowering of Convent Music
of Bingen, Binchois, des Prez, Rore, D'Este, Palestrina, Aleotti
Musica Secreta
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Strikingly dramatic Weir in a convincing première

David Hill conducts the BBC Singers © BBC | Mark Allan
Judith Weir's dramatic new choral work receives a convincing world première from David Hill and the BBC Singers at Southwark Cathedral. 
****1
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Festive riches from The Sixteen

Andrea Mantegna's The Adoration of the Magi
The Sixteen launched us into the final days before Christmas with a well-thought out and diverse combination of songs on The Three Kings.
***11
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Ensemble Odhecaton sings Palestrina in Oslo

Ensemble Odhecaton © Marco Caselli Nirmal
The Italian male choir Ensemble Adhecaton gave a wonderful performance of Renaissance motets and Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli at the Oslo International Church Music Festival.
***11
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Make-over for Allegri’s Miserere in Sydney

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen © Molina Visuals
Is Allegri's Miserere really the most famous choral work of all time? Harry Christophers and the Sixteen offer a significantly altered version of this work, in a programme otherwise devoted to the religious music of Palestrina and Macmillan.
***11
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The King's Singers charm Dublin

The King's Singers © Axel Nickolaus
Madrigals and Folksongs: the King's Singers entertain and delight in a progromme spanning 400 years with glorious singing. 
****1
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