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Canterbury Festival


The Tallis Scholars

The 40th Anniversary Tour

Canterbury Cathedral

Saturday 02 November 2013 at 7:30 PM

Classical Music
Tickets: £28.50, £25, £18, £10


‘…as near extraterrestrial as you can get sitting in a concert hall…’ (The Observer)

The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music. It is particularly fitting that the climax of their 40th anniversary year is a concert in Canterbury Cathedral – the place where Thomas Tallis served as Vicar Choral in 1541.

Under the inspirational leadership of their founder and director Peter Phillips they have almost two thousand concerts and a catalogue of award-winning recordings to their credit. They are consistently praised for their purity, clarity, perfect tuning and blend - all of which combine in their trademark beautiful sound.

This evening’s programme includes works by Byrd, Tavener, White and Sheppard and of course Tallis. Of a recent performance The Times said they have ‘an uncanny ability to increase emotional intensity so subtly that you don’t realise it’s happening. Then suddenly, pow! The music’s blazing; so are you…’

A fitting finale to this year’s Festival.

Sponsored by The John Swire 1989 Charitable Trust.

Read more about the Scholars here, or listen to some of the Tallis Scholars' tudor music here:

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Venue Information

Canterbury Cathedral
Address: Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House 11 The Precincts Canterbury CT1 2EH
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