The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, director
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge
A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Palestrina, Byrd, and more
Start off your holiday season in high style with a glorious program from director Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars. After thousands of concerts across the globe, these legendary voices have established themselves as one of Early Music’s truly essential ensembles with performances of unparalleled clarity that illuminate the beauty of Renaissance polyphony. Selections include Palestrina’s celebratory motet Hodie Christus natus est and his Christmas Mass based on it, sublime settings of the Magnificat by John Nesbett and Hieronymus Praetorius, Byrd’s beloved Lullaby, and a newly commissioned work for The Tallis Scholars by New England composer Nico Muhly.
Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm.
“Flawless and marvelously transparent singing.”