Recently back from Midem in Cannes, the record industry’s annual trade fair: the CORO team spent 4 days meeting up with our international CD distributors, our digital aggregators, TV producers, and the recording media, to announce our release plans for 2013. One interesting talk I went to was from Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre, about new ways of presenting classical music in live concerts. No stunning conclusions were drawn, but one interesting aspect was about the timing of concert ticket purchases: these are, on the whole, getting closer and closer to the date of the event and yet, in a somewhat contrarian fashion, major UK venues are putting tickets on sale ever earlier. This contradiction is important for The Sixteen’s fans in London because tickets for our Barbican performance of Handel’s Jephtha on 14 January 2014 are already on sale and are selling steadily: you can book online here!
Some other ticket alerts: Choral Pilgrimage 2013 tickets are selling very fast, particularly for the early part of the tour. Fans without tickets in and around Winchester (5 April), St Albans (6 April), Cambridge (12 April) and Oxford (13 April) need to move speedily and call our National Box Office on 01904 651485 or book online here.
Our three concerts in the Bach Unwrapped series at Kings Place (15, 16 and 18 May) are also going reasonably quickly, especially those for the Wednesday and Saturday. Anyone wanting to go to all three will need to move fast! Full information and online booking are available here!