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Melissa Smey in Conversation with Tallis Scholars Director Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips is a choral conductor and musicologist who founded The Tallis Scholars in 1973 and Gimell Records in 1980. The December 9, 2023 concert on Miller's Early Music series is the ensemble’s 75th in New York City. Their first, in 1988, was presented by Music Before 1800. Miller Theatre has served as the New York City home for The Tallis Scholars since 2002.

Peter Phillips by Valerie Batselaere 1860x1210
Photo by Valérie Batselaere

“I see my ensemble as an instrument which is available on its own terms to interpret great music.”

— Peter Phillips

“You don't have to be religious, or understand how the music is constructed (or speak Latin), but there is such beauty and integrity in it, and in the sound it generates, that I can only advise new-comers to take down all the barriers, and let it in.”

— Peter Phillips

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