A WORLD-RENOWNED choir is coming to Cumbria.

The Sixteen will perform at Carlisle Cathedral on October 13.

They are a United Kingdom-based choir and period instrument orchestra.

Harry Christophers MBE founded the group in 1977, with their first billed concert in 1979.

They perform early English polyphony, works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical music, and a diversity of 20th-century music.

The performance at Carlisle Cathedral is part of the 20th anniversary of its much loved Choral Pilgrimage, which was postponed in 2020.

This year’s tour, is named The Call of Rome and focuses on the city which has inspired countless pilgrimages.

It will feature music from the composers Tomás Luis de Victoria, Josquin des Prez, Felice Anerio and Gregorio Allegri.

For the tour, three composers, Roxanna Panufnik, Bob Chilcott and Gabriel Jackson, have composed their own versions of Allegri's Miserere.

The song is one of the most famous pieces of religious music ever written.

At each concert, a different version will be performed, and the audience will not know whose version it will be until Mr Christophers, the composer, announces it during the concert.

The concert takes place at 7:30pm on October 13 in Carlisle Cathedral.

Tickets are between £15 and £25 and are available on The Sixteen's website.