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Jul 06 2023


8:00 pm - 9:45 pm


Tickets £30, £25, £18, £15; £10 unreserved seats in the side aisles

The Tallis Scholars 50th Birthday Concert

St Albans Cathedral

Orlando Gibbons O clap your hands
Thomas Tallis Suscipe quaeso
Nico Muhly Rough Notes
William Byrd Tribue domine
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Tu es Petrus
John Rutter Hymn to the Creator of Light
Nicolas Gombert Lugebat David
Josquin des Prez Absalon fili mi
Arvo Pärt Which was the son of…

Amy Haworth soprano
Emma Walshe soprano
Victoria Meteyard soprano
Daisy Walford soprano
Caroline Trevor alto
Elisabeth Paul alto
Steven Harrold tenor
Simon Wall tenor
Tim Scott Whiteley bass
Rob Macdonald bass

Peter Phillips director

In 1973, Peter Phillips, then an undergraduate organ scholar in Oxford, founded a group dedicated to the performance of Renaissance polyphony. 50 years, and well over 2300 performances later, they are the premier modern interpreters of this music, while also developing fruitful relationships with the cream of today’s composers.

This concert – their first ever in St Albans – celebrates those 50 years. The programme honours the composer and the style that have (literally) made the group’s name, while also reaching right up to the present by including several modern figures who have been inspired by that distinctive sound.

Sponsored by Rogers Covey-Crump