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2018-2019 Season
The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, director

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8pm
The Memorial Church of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Palestrina, Byrd, and more
Start off your holiday season in high style with a glorious program from director Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars. After thousands of concerts across the globe, these legendary voices have established themselves as one of Early Music’s truly essential ensembles with performances of unparalleled clarity that illuminate the beauty of Renaissance polyphony. Selections include Palestrina’s celebratory motet Hodie Christus natus est and his Christmas Mass based on it, sublime settings of the Magnificat by John Nesbett and Hieronymus Praetorius, Byrd’s beloved Lullaby, and a newly commissioned work for The Tallis Scholars by New England composer Nico Muhly.

Pre-concert talk with Suzannah Clark, Professor of Music at Harvard University at 7pm

Boston Early Music Festival or any responsible parties is not affiliated with Harvard University, nor are The Tallis Scholars a Harvard University program or activity.

“Flawless and marvelously transparent singing.”


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Our two December Concerts—The Tallis Scholars on December 7 and Ensemble Correspondances on December 15—have been moved to The Memorial Church of Harvard University, located in Harvard Yard, just a short walk from the original venue of St. Paul Church in Harvard Square. Learn more about this venue change.

Once you have arrived in Harvard Square, please enter Harvard Yard via any of the GATES and proceed to Memorial Church located towards the Northeast corner of Harvard Yard. The entrance to the Church is located on the West side of the building, with an accessible ramp located on the Northwest corner.

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