The Tallis Scholars are returning to Sydney as part of an extended national tour of Australia. Founded in 1973 by Peter Phillips, and still directed by him, they are considered one of the world’s leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music. They have scheduled two performances in Sydney, each with a different programme.
Included in the repertoire are many works that have become signature pieces for the ensemble – traditional Renaissance polyphony by Tallis, Byrd and Allegri and a smattering of later pieces that provide interest and variety. The Tallis Scholars will perform one of the most celebrated choral works, Allegri’s Miserere, whose score was a closely guarded secret for 150 years, and used exclusively in the Sistine Chapel.
A Tallis Marathon package offers a combined discount to both performances.
Anyone who has already purchased the evening performance only needs to call the box office to get their discount on the second performance.
Matinee programme: BYRD Laudibus in sanctis/ GIBBONS O clap your hands/ GIBBONS Lift up your heads/ GIBBONS O Lord in thy wrath/ RUTTER Hymn to the Creator of Light/ PURCELL Lord God of hosts
ALLEGRI Miserere/ TALLIS If ye love me/ TALLIS Hear the voice and prayer/ TAVENER The Lamb
PURCELL Hear my prayer/ PURCELL Remember not
Evening programme: PHILIPS Cecilia virgo/ TALLIS Suscipe quaeso/TALLIS Lamentations I/ PHINOT Lamentations/ PART Which was the Son of…
MUHLY Recordare, Domine (set of Lamentations) Australian Premiere/ TAVENER As one who has slept/ CLEMENS Ego flos campi/ CRECQUILLON Andreas Christi famulus/ BYRD Tribue domine
A Tallis Marathon Package – purchase tickets to both Tallis Scholars performances on Saturday 5 November in the one transaction and save 20% on the standard ticket price. Booking fees may apply.
Premium – $206
A res – Standard – $174, Concession – $158
B res – Standard – $142, Concession – $126
Groups Prices (for parties of 6 or more)
A reserve – $95 B reserve – $75
Bookings: www.cityrecitalhall.com or call (02) 8256 2222