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Tallis Scholars, St John’s Smith Square, Monday 21 April 2014

May 1, 2014

By Joseph Boyle.

St John’s Smith Square, Monday 21 April 2014

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Philips, Director.

The Tallis Scholars returned to St John’s with this varied programme of devotional music.

The concert opened the inaugural London International A Cappella Choir Competition which brought together 11 choirs from around the world to compete in a series of public concerts at St John’s, judged by a panel of renowned choral experts, including Peter Phillips, James O’Donnell, Mark Williams and Dame Emma Kirkby.

Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) engraving by Niccolo Haym after a portrait by Gerard van der Gucht

Programme

Gibbons

Hosanna to the son of David; O Clap Your Hands

Parsons

O bone Jesu

Tallis

Suscipe quaeso

Tye

Peccavimus

Tavener

Funeral Ikos; The Lamb; As one who has slept

Victoria

Vidi speciosam; Vadam et circuibo Vivanco Veni, dilecti mi

Vivanco

Veni, dilecti mi

EncoreStanford – the Blue Bird.

This concert provided a stunning and uplifting performance of a varied programme of old and modern sacred and secular music by Peter Philips and his wonderful and accomplished singers.

The first London International A Cappella Choir Competition was won by the El Leon de Oro choir from Spainhttp://elleondeoro.com/en

For more information about the competition visit here: http://www.sjss.org.uk/news/london-international-cappella-choir-competition

For more information about the Tallis Scholars visit here:http://www.thetallisscholars.co.uk/

For more information about St John’s Smith square visit here: http://www.sjss.org.uk/

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