Esplanade Presents


Music for The Sistine Chapel

The Tallis Scholars (UK)

14 Mar 2024, Thu, 7.30pm

1hr 40mins

(Intermission: 1 x 20mins)

Esplanade Concert Hall

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The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (Conductor)

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



In their 50th year, The Tallis Scholars’ brings a programme that explores the artistry of Renaissance vocal music, inspired by the traditions of The Sistine Chapel Choir, a premier singing body in Rome which many practicing musicians of the Catholic tradition aspired towards at that time. Familiar choral works such as Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli, Allegri’s iconic Miserere mei, Deus, as well as pieces by Josquin, Morales and Victoria will be performed, exemplifying the impeccable art of ensemble singing. 


Morales: Regina Caeli
Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Festa: Quam pulchra es
Carpentras: Lamentations
Josquin: Inter natos mulierum
Victoria: Magnificat Primi Toni à 8 

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

The Tallis Scholars


The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances, they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serves the Renaissance repertoire. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned.

The Tallis Scholars perform in both sacred and secular venues, giving around 80 concerts each year. As they celebrate their 50th Birthday the desire to hear this group in all corners of the globe is as strong as ever. They have now performed well over 2500 concerts.

Highlights include performances in Japan, the USA, Paris, Dresden, Ravenna and Helsinki; a number of appearances in London as well as their usual touring schedule in Europe and the UK. In a monumental project to mark Josquin des Prez’ 500th anniversary The Tallis Scholars sang all eighteen of the composer’s masses over the course of 4 days at the Boulez Saal in Berlin in July 2022 only to repeat this feat in Utrecht in summer 2023.

Recordings by The Tallis Scholars have attracted many awards throughout the world. The 2020 release including Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie was the last of nine albums in The Tallis Scholars' project to record and release all Josquin's masses before the 500th anniversary of the composer’s death. It was the winner of the BBC Music Magazine’s much coveted Recording of the Year Award in 2021 and the 2021 Gramophone Early Music Award. Their latest Gimell release in October 2023 is of music by John Sheppard.

Date & Time

14 Mar 2024, Thu


Esplanade Concert Hall
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