The Tallis Scholars mark their 40th birthday this year, and to celebrate, they are coming on their first visit to New Zealand as part of a landmark world tour. This is vocal music at its sublime and absolute best.
“It is with the greatest delight that the Tallis Scholars at last come to New Zealand. I myself have always loved this country, and we are enormously looking forward to singing to you.” - Peter Phillips, Music Director
The Tallis Scholars have ruled supreme over sacred vocal music ever since they gave their first concert, in November 1973 at the Church of St. Mary Magdalen in Oxford. 40 years later, with countless world tours in their calendar and a catalogue of over 70 award-winning recordings, they have done more than any other group to establish the genre as one of the pinnacles of the Western classical repertoire. This special cathedral tour programme begins with their namesake, the Elizabethan genius Thomas Tallis, and includes the works that The Tallis Scholars have made famous. The Allegri Miserere and Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli, from the Italian Renaissance: Elizabethan motets by William Byrd; and two of the most beautiful contemporary composers for voices, John Tavener and Arvo Pärt. The evening finishes with an historic meeting of voices across the world. Our fi nest local choristers, in each of the four centres, join The Tallis Scholars for the astonishing 40-part masterpiece: Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium.
Subscribe to the 2013 kaleidoscopes season and add The Tallis Scholars concert to your package with a special 20% discount on normal ticket prices.
Individual tickets go on sale 26 November 2012.
Saturday 19 October, 7.30pm - Christchurch | The Cardboard Cathedral
Monday 21 October, 7.30pm - Wellington | St Paul’s Cathedral
Tuesday 22 October, 8pm - Napier | St John’s Cathedral
Wednesday 23 October, 8pm - Auckland | Holy Trinity Cathedral