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Founded by Harry Christopher, The Sixteen is an internationally renowned choir and education programme. The choir tour, perform, and record songs for thousands of choral enthusiasts across the world, as well as holding workshops, and investing in the talents of future ensembles.

On the 19th July, The Sixteen are holding a Sounds Sublime Festival, which will feature both the main choir, and their flagship training choir, Genesis Sixteen.

The Festival is a day of free concerts, workshops, and pop-up performances to be held at St Martin-in-the-Fields and The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.

Snapshot Concerts
St Martin-in-the-Fields, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Five groups of talented 18 - 23 year olds from Genesis Sixteen make their debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Starting with Apollo5, this British a cappella have a repertoire ranging from retro jazz to pop, and classical.

The Sharp collective are a group of composers, who will premiere a new work by James Andrewes, alongside works by Judith Weir and Alex Woolf. Erebus Ensemble focus on sacred music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, while the London Youth Gospel Choir cover diverse genres such as gospel, soul, pop, funk, and African traditional music. Finally, the Templar Scholars explore British heritage through choral music.

Pop-Up Performances
The National Gallery, 2.30pm-5pm

Art and music compliment each other beautifully. As you admire the splendid collection of artwork, listen out for The Sixteen, who will be
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Why? Fun for music lovers
When: 19th July, 10.30am
Phone: 020 7936 3420
Where: St Matins-in-the-Field & The National Gallery
Cost: Free
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