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The Tallis Scholars
The Tallis Scholars
  • A Very English Passion
  • Saturday 25 May 7.30pm
    The Tallis Scholars
    £35.00 reserved seating, front central nave
    £30.00 unreserved seating, front side aisles
    £25.00 (concessions £23.00 | Under 35 £5.00) unreserved seating rear nave

    This glorious programme draws together the music of William Byrd – a renowned Catholic composer of the Elizabethan era –with the music of an earlier generation within the Eton Choirbook – a volume of religious music created between 1500-1504 dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Two very English styles separated by a hundred years.

    Throughout the programme, there is the same love of sonority alongside a sense of profound contemplation. Together with Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices, we invite you to relish Fawkyner’s astonishing, and rarely-performed, Gaude rosa and in the final passages of Fayrfax’s Maria plena virtute, we hear what is surely some of the most heartfelt music to come from the English Renaissance.

    “The rock stars of Renaissance vocal music.” New York Times

    “One of the UK’s greatest cultural exports”. BBC Radio 3

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