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The Tallis Scholars 50th Anniversary

While Shepherds Watched
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 8PM
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
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Celebrating their 50th year this season, the renowned Tallis Scholars make their annual New York City appearance with a unique holiday program that offers a fresh perspective on the Christmas story, examining it through the eyes of the shepherds who came to worship at the manger. Anchored by the Flemish composer Clemens non Papa’s popular mass Pastores quidnam vidistis? (Shepherds, what did you see?), the evening features a selection of works by other notable composers of Renaissance polyphony including Tomàs Luis de Victoria, Pedro de Christo, and Peter Philips.

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photo by Hugo Glendinning
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Celebrating their 50th year this season, the renowned Tallis Scholars make their annual New York City appearance with a unique holiday program that offers a fresh perspective on the Christmas story, examining it through the eyes of the shepherds who came to worship at the manger. Anchored by the Flemish composer Clemens non Papa’s popular mass Pastores quidnam vidistis? (Shepherds, what did you see?), the evening features a selection of works by other notable composers of Renaissance polyphony including Tomàs Luis de Victoria, Pedro de Christo, and Peter Philips.

Repertoire

  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa Pastores quidnam vidistis
  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis
  • Tomàs Luis de Victoria Quem vidistis pastores
  • Pedro de Christo Quaeramus cum pastoribus
  • Giovanni Croce Quaeramus cum pastoribus
  • Jacob Obrecht Salve regina
  • Peter Philips Salve regina a 8

Performers

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    The Tallis Scholars
  • Peter Phillips 160x240
    Peter Phillips director
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Tallis Scholars 50th Anniversary

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