The Tallis Scholars

2020/21 Season

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips, director

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8pm (EST)

This concert premiered on our YouTube channel on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8pm (EST) and was remain available until the end of the day on Thursday, December 31, 2020 (EST).

Ave virgo sanctissima: Music for the Virgin Mary

The legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars have been a Boston Early Music Festival tradition for more than three decades, and 2020 will be no exception! Director Peter Phillips gathered these extraordinary singers at the historic Church of St. Anne & St. Agnes in London earlier this fall to record an exclusive performance for the Boston Early Music Festival, all while following local guidelines to ensure the safety of the performers. Join them for a sublime program of music for the Christmas season written to invoke and honor the Virgin Mary, with selections by Palestrina, Guerrero, Lassus, Praetorius, and more.


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Inspiring and deeply moving.”

—The Telegraph



Ave Virgo Sanctissima: Music for the Virgin Mary

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Magnificat Primi Toni
Orlande de Lassus: Alma redemptoris mater
Robert White: Exaudiat te
White: Christe qui lux (IV)
Arvo Pärt: Virgencita
Francisco Guerrero: Sancta et immaculata
Guerrero: Ave virgo sanctissima
Hieronymus Praetorius: Magnificat IV