The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, director
Friday, December 9, 2022
8pm | St. Paul Church, Cambridge
VIRTUAL PREMIERE: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 8pm (ET)
Available to watch until December 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (ET)
Hymns to the Virgin
Join us this holiday season for a gorgeous program of music inspired by the Virgin Mary with the voices of The Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips. Firmly established as one of Early Music’s truly essential ensembles, these singers are heralded around the globe for performances of unparalleled clarity. Selections include Josquin’s finely wrought Missa Ave maris stella, Isaac’s magnificent Virgo prudentissima, and masterpieces by Lassus, Guerrero, and Pärt.
Returing to in-person concerts over the last year has been both an honor and responsibility. As the global pandemic evolves, our response will continue to adapt. The health and safety of our audience, employees, and artists remains our highest priority. Out of concern for those in our community who are still vulnerable, some COVID-19 protocols will stay in place for the coming season.
“A hymn to the art of perfection.”
In lieu of Pre-Concert Talks at the venue, we will present online Pre-Concert Videos with informative discussions featuring scholars and artists the week before each program—FREE to watch on YouTube or at BEMF.org. Join us on Tuesday, December 6 for a talk with Peter Phillips, director of The Tallis Scholars, and Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster of Harvard Memorial Church.
Lassus: Alma redemptoris mater
Josquin: Missa Ave maris stella
Guerrero: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria
Guerrero: Ave virgo sanctissima
Isaac: Virgo prudentissima