Tallis Scholars: War and Peace

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Taylor Johnston Early Music Series

Tallis Scholars, Renaissance repertoire choral ensemble. Photo by Nick Rutter.

Tickets for this concert are now avaialbe at the door only.

Please note: This concert will continue as planned. Parking lot and walkways for the Fairchild Theatre will be cleared and salted.

War and Peace: A program commemorating all those who lost their lives in the First World War 1914 - 1918. Works by Renaissance composers Palestrina, Victoria, Josquin, Mouton, and Guerrero with works by contemporary composers Arvo Pärt and John Taverner, directed by Peter Phillips.

$10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (age 60 and older), free for students with ID and anyone under age 18. Tickets available online, at the door, or at 517.353.5340.

This concert series is generously sponsored by Taylor Johnston.

Video Preview: Tallis Scholars performs Josquin des Prez "Gaude virgo,” Carnegie Hall


About Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances, they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned.

In 2013 the group celebrated their 40th anniversary with a World Tour performing 99 events in 80 venues in 16 countries. On 21st September 2015 the group gave their 2000th concert at St John’s Smith Square in London.

The Tallis Scholars were nominated for a Grammy Award in 2001, 2009 and 2010. In November 2012 their recording of Josquin's Missa De beata virgine and Missa Ave maris stella received a Diapason d’Or de l’Année and in their 40th anniversary year they were welcomed into the Gramophone ‘Hall of Fame’ by public vote. In a departure for the group in Spring 2015 The Tallis Scholars released a disc of music by Arvo Pärt called Tintinnabuli which has receive great praise across the board. The latest recording of Josquin masses Missa Di dadi and Missa Une mousse de Biscaye was released in October 2016.

You can learn more about Tallis Scholars on their webiste.

Video Interview: Peter Phillips, “Origins of The Tallis Scholars”

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