40th Anniversary Australian Tour - presented by ANU School of Music and Oriana Chorale
The Tallis Scholars have been perfecting the art of Renaissance vocal music for the last 40 years under founding director, Peter Phillips. They are the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world as one of the most awarded and acclaimed ensembles on the scene. Renowned for their exquisite historically-informed performances, they have an extensive touring and recording schedule giving over 70 concerts a year in both sacred and secular venues.
Appearing in Canberra as part of their 40th Anniversary tour the Tallis Scholars present a breath-taking program of renaissance polyphony and new compositions, mixing the ancient with the modern in a spectacular way. This concert features the divinely-inspired music of Allegri, Tallis, Byrd and Cornysh for which they are renowned, and the premier of a new commissoion by Dr Calvin Bowman.
Including the extraordinary 40-part motet Spem in Alium by namesake Thomas Tallis, performed with the Oriana Chorale and the ANU Chamber Choir, this will be a superb concert of absolutely stunning performances.