Available: November 29 - December 12, 2023
This program takes a slightly different look from usual at the Christmas story, viewing it from the point of view of the shepherds who came to worship at the crib. Music is by masters of the late Renaissance, from all over Europe.
Composer David Lang was reminded of Galileo when Peter Phillips, founder and conductor of The Tallis Scholars, approached him about writing a new piece to be performed alongside Antoine Brumel's monumental Renaissance mass for 12 voices Missa Et ecce terræ motus.
Available: April 4-24, 2024
The journey behind this program is an obvious one at this time of year. The program proceeds from the darkness associated with Lent to the hope and joy which is Easter in the Christian calendar.
Available: November 27 - December 16, 2024
There is only one theme underlying this program, which is chant. The group presents this in three different ways: the 12th century interpretation of it by Hildegard of Bingen; the living Gregorian tradition as shown in these settings of the Salve regina and Nunc dimittis; and Arvo Pärt's reimagining of this tradition, partly in the Orthodox view. For 1000 years, chant represented all there was of 'classical' music. It went on to influence some of the greatest music ever written in its image.
Available: December 1-16, 2024
The most traditional way to celebrate Christmas is to turn to Gregorian chant. The Tallis Scholars do this in three different styles: the interpretation of it by the 12th century abbess Hildegard of Bingen (these are her own compositions); the living Gregorian tradition as shown in settings of the Salve regina and Nunc dimittis, and as adapted in the medieval popular song In dulci jubilo; and Arvo Pärt's reimagining of this tradition, partly in the Orthodox view.
Available: April 21 - May 6, 2025
The 500th anniversary of Palestrina's birth is the perfect opportunity to celebrate this most consummate of renaissance composers. From his time to ours he has come to represent an entire epoch of music, and to influence some of the greatest names from later centuries – Handel and Beethoven among them.