The Tallis Scholars performing Spem in alium. Photo by Clive Barda.

The Tallis Scholars

Spem in alium

Tuesday 20 June 2023, 19:30 & Monday 19 June 2023, 19:30

Past Event
The Tallis Scholars Past Event


Sheppard Media vita
White Regina caeli
White Domine quis habitabit III
Byrd Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Taverner Magnificat a 6
Tallis Spem in alium


The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips director

To accompany Tallis’ colossal 40-part motet Spem in alium, now a firm fixture at Cadogan Hall, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have chosen some other very big pieces, most particularly Sheppard’s iconic Media vita. Lasting over 20 minutes, it is substantial in a different way from the Tallis.

Byrd’s Ad Dominum cum tribularer comes into the same category: in eight parts throughout, Peter Phillips selected it to mark the anniversary of the composer’s death in July 1623. Meanwhile White’s Domine quis habitabit III is so unusually scored that the ensemble can only sing it when extra singers are available. No problem there!

Early booking strongly recommended!

‘As near extraterrestrial as you can get sitting in a concert hall’ (The Observer)

‘The sound coming from the Tallis Scholars almost surpassed the humanly possible’ (The Telegraph)

‘One of the UK’s greatest cultural exports’ (BBC Radio 3)

‘This is glorious stuff indeed’ (Gramophone)

Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 mins (incl. interval)

Ticket Information

£48, £39, £32, £26, £19

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