Peter Phillips, director
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge
Gaudeamus! Music of Byrd, Josquin, and Turges
Limited seats are still available for tonight's concert! Advance ticket sales for this concert have ended. Remaining tickets will go on sale at St. Paul Church tonight at 6:30pm. Due to the overwhelming demand, some partially obstructed view seats will be made available this evening as supplies last.
Peter Phillips and the legendary voices of The Tallis Scholars return to Boston this holiday season for their 39th concert with BEMF! Their sublime program features some of the most breathtaking and virtuosic vocal music of the late 15th and 16th centuries, from the festive exuberance of Josquin’s Missa Gaudeamus to a selection of miniature masterpieces by Byrd including his famous “Lullaby” and a trio of motets, and concludes with an astonishing Magnificat by Turges found in the Eton Choirbook. Join us in celebrating the season with this evening of soaring beauty and incomparable harmonies.
Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm
William Byrd: Vigilate
Josquin des Prez: Missa Gaudeamus
Byrd: Laetentur caeli
Byrd: Ye sacred muses
Byrd: Ne irascaris
Edmund Turges: Magnificat
Program subject to change