The internationally acclaimed Tallis Scholars combine their perfect a capella sound with the fabulous Dorchester Abbey acoustics to make this the unmissable concert of the Festival week.
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The internationally acclaimed Tallis Scholars combine their perfect a capella sound with the fabulous Dorchester Abbey acoustics to make this the unmissable concert of the Festival week.  With over 2,000 concerts and a catalogue of award-winning recordings, Peter Phillips and 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.

In Dorchester they will perform music which shows how composers from three separate traditions have interpreted the same text: Catholic, Anglican and Russian Orthodox.  They will be singing music from Gibbons, Pärt and Taverner and also be joined by singers from local choirs to perform Spem in Alium.

Read more about the Tallis Scholars here

Saturday 6th May 7pm
Ticket prices £28/£23/£18
Dorchester Abbey

H. Praetorius: Magnificat IV
Gibbons: Magnificat (‘Short’)
Pärt: Magnificat
Sheppard: Our father
Tavener: Our father (1999 version)
Stravinsky: Otche nash
Palestrina: Pater noster (a5)
Gallus: Pater noster (a8)
Interval
Gibbons: Nunc dimittis (‘Short’)
Eccard: Maria wallt zum Heiligtum
Pärt: Nunc dimittis
Torrentes: Nunc dimittis
Holst: Nunc dimittis
Morales: Spem in alium
Tallis: Spem in alium
“…The sound coming from the Tallis Scholars almost surpassed the humanly possible…”
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph
“…as near extraterrestrial as you can get sitting in a concert hall…”
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer