Songs of Mary: A Christmas Celebration
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Songs of Mary: A Christmas Celebration

The Tallis Scholars

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 8pm

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

  Perennial favorites The Tallis Scholars return with a program for the Christmas season structured around the Magnificat, or Song of Mary, and other texts associated with Jesus’s birth. Selections include masterpieces by Taverner, Praetorius, and Palestrina, as well as more modern works by Britten and Pärt. The beautifully resonant Church of St. Mary provides the ideal setting for these hymns to the Virgin.


  • Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est
  • Taverner Magnificat a 5
  • White Tota pulcra es
  • Pärt Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
  • Praetorius Magnificat IV
  • White Regina caeli
  • Morales Regina caeli
  • Britten Hymn to the Virgin
  • Palestrina Magnificat and Nunc dimittis