Beverley Early Music Festival
The Tallis Scholars
Event 6 - Concert by Candlelight
The Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Philips
Saturday 27 May
7.30pm – c.9.30pm
Venue Beverley Minster,
Tickets £30.00 reserved seating, front central nave
£25.00 unreserved seating, front side aisles
£20.00 (concessions £15.00, students £5.00) unreserved seating rear nave
Audience members are invited to join us for a free pre-concert talk from 6.45pm - 7.00pm when Thomas Schmidt will briefly introduce the Festival Exhibition ‘Through the Looking Glass’ and the connection with the music featured in this concert.
Masterpieces of the 16th Century
This programme, presented by festival favourites, The Tallis Scholars, is inspired by the music represented within the Festival Exhibition. Alamire published many of Josquin’s masses - the Missa Malheur me bat being one of the most famous. Based on a chanson, possibly by Ockeghem, it is for four voices until the final movement, when it blossoms into six. Its complex canons continued to be talked about by theorists for over a hundred years, and are models of the art. The remaining pieces are mostly for five voices, sandwiched between masterpieces by Byrd. Browne’s O regina mundi clara, from the Eton Choirbook, is exceptional in having ten separate voiceparts, including four tenors, all of them with dramatically high tessituras. The concert will highlight the architectural majesty of the Minster through the exquisite beauty of singers who are renowned world-wide for their perfect understanding of these 16th century masterpieces.
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