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Tallis Scholars at the Kennedy Center

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Tallis, Missa Puer Natus Est Nobis, Tallis Scholars, P. Phillips
(Gimell, 1998)
Charles T. Downey, Tallis Scholars continue to set the standard
Washington Post, December 4
Listening to the recordings of the Tallis Scholars, one may wonder whether the group sounds that good live. The answer is yes, confirmed again during their latest visit to Washington on Thursday as part of the Fortas Chamber Music series at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. As they have done for more than 40 years, Peter Phillips and this British vocal ensemble continue to set the standard for the performance of Renaissance polyphony.

They do so in a way that’s not historically authentic, putting female voices on the upper parts, generally sung by boys in the Renaissance, and often transposing the music into keys suited to mixed voices... [Continue reading]
Tallis Scholars
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

James R. Oestreich, The Tallis Scholars, Hovering in a Meditative Sphere (New York Times, December 6, 2015)

Charles T. Downey, Tallis Scholars and Folger Consort Together Again (Ionarts, December 14, 2010)

---, Tallis Scholars Doing What They Do Best (Ionarts, November 30, 2010)

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