Internationally renowned ensemble The Tallis Scholars returns to the beautifully warm acoustic of Clifton Cathedral with a programme of Renaissance polyphony centred around Tallis’s iconic forty-part masterpiece Spem in Alium.
Joined by The Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Tallis’ motet is paired with David Bednall’s
Lux Orta for eight five-part choirs, a dazzling and expressive depiction of light.
Taverner Leroy Kyrie
Taverner Dum transisset sabbatum
Tavener As One Who Has Slept
Tavener The Lord's Prayer
Tavener Funeral Ikos
Bednall Lux orta est iusto *
Tavener The Lamb
Tavener Song for Athene
Taverner Gaude plurimum
Tallis Spem in alium *
* Performed by The Tallis Scholars joined by The Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields
“…as near extra-terrestrial as you can get sitting in a concert hall…”
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer