The Sixteen was founded by Harry Christophers in 1979 and is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles. Comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra, The Sixteen has a special reputation for performing early English polyphony and masterpieces of the Renaissance, bringing fresh insights into Baroque and early Classical music and a diversity of 20th- and 21st-century music. At home in the UK The Sixteen are ‘The Voices of Classic FM’, Associate Artists of The Bridgewater Hall, Artistic Associates of Kings Place, and have a 2016-2017 Artist Residency at Wigmore Hall. The Sixteen give around 70 performances a year of which 50 – 60 are in the UK including the Choral Pilgrimage its annual tour of the UK’s finest cathedrals. The Sixteen tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas and has given regular performances at major concert halls and festivals worldwide. Over 145 recordings reflect The Sixteen’s quality in a range of work spanning the music of 500 years, winning many awards and since 2001 The Sixteen has been building its own record label, CORO, which has released 142 titles to date. In 2011 the group launched Genesis Sixteen, a new training programme for young singers which is fully funded by the Genesis Foundation.