Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis
Tallis Miserere nostri
Tallis Sancte deus
Tallis If ye love me
Tallis Hear the voice and prayer
Tallis Gaude gloriosa
~ Interval ~
Tallis Suscipe quaeso Domine
Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah II
Tallis In ieiunio et fletu
Tallis Spem in alium
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips director
Thomas Tallis’ epic motet Spem in alium remains one of the most astonishing creations of the human mind. There is a theory that the piece was first performed in 1570, making our planned performance date (which was due to take place in 2020) the 450th anniversary of its premiere. True or not, one hardly needs a special reason for presenting Spem in alium.
Surrounding it with more music by Thomas Tallis gives us an opportunity to understand just how versatile he was. Big and small, Catholic and Protestant, he excelled in every genre, influencing all the English musicians of his time, and for generations to come.
‘… as near extraterrestrial as you can get sitting in a concert hall…’ The Observer
(Rescheduled from 18 Jun & 24 Sep 2020 & 24 Mar 2021)
Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 mins (incl. interval)
£47, £38, £31, £25, £19
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