The Tallis Scholars

2021–2022 Season

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips, director

Friday, December 10, 2021 | 8pm (ET)
Recorded at The Temple Church, London

Due to newly instituted travel and quarantine restrictions—our in-person concert with The Tallis Scholars was replaced with a virtual performance of the same program recorded exclusively for BEMF fans. Thank you for your understanding and support.


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Josquin 500: Music of Josquin, Palestrina, and Byrd

Celebrate the season in high style as Peter Phillips leads the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars in a program honoring the incomparable composer Josquin des Prez on the 500th anniversary of his death in 1521. With thousands of concerts across the globe—including three decades of visits to Boston—these singers have established themselves as one of Early Music’s truly essential ensembles with performances of unparalleled clarity. The centerpiece of their program is Josquin’s monumental and sublimely beautiful Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie, which is interwoven with motets by Renaissance masters Byrd and Palestrina.

Inspiring and deeply moving.”

—The Telegraph

Pre-Concert Talk

Director Peter Phillips discusses the program with Professor Suzannah Clark of Harvard.

Program Book


Josquin 500: Music of Josquin, Palestrina, and Byrd

Josquin des Prez: Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae, Kyrie and Gloria
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Surge amica mea
Palestrina: Ecce tu pulchra es
Josquin: Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae, Credo, Sanctus, and Benedictus
William Byrd: Laetentur Caeli
Byrd: Vigilate
Byrd: Ave verum
Josquin: Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae, Agnus dei


The Tallis Scholars
directed by Peter Phillips

Amy Haworth, soprano
Charlotte Ashley, soprano
Caroline Trevor, alto
Elisabeth Paul, alto
Steven Harrold, tenor
Simon Wall, tenor
Guy Cutting, tenor
Tom Castle, tenor
Tim Scott Whiteley, bass
Rob Macdonald, bass