The Tallis Scholars
April 10 & 11, 2015
Missa Pange lingua
In a program that spans centuries, the Tallis Scholars present repertoire familiar and refreshingly new in the first of their two Berkeley concerts. Josquin's well-loved Missa Pange lingua and William Byrd's ambitious Tribue, domine, are works with which the ensemble has long been associated. Here these canonical pieces are paired with Arvo Pärt's prayerful Tribute to Caesar from 1997, and Nico Muhly's "alluring" (New York Times) Recordare, domine, composed for Tallis and premiered in 2013.
The "the road warriors of Renaissance polyphony" (Boston Globe) return with a performance of William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices and its "gloriously inventive flow of ideas" (Gramophone), one of only three Mass settings by the great English composer. Arvo Pärt's Triodion (1998), with texts from the Orthodox prayer book, opens the concert. For the second half of the program, the Scholars perform works by two Spanish-born Mexican composers, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla's Deus in adiutorium and Hernando Franco's Salve regina, as well as two settings of The Lamentations of Jeremiah, by Padilla and Thomas Tallis.
Education & Community Event: Residency
Campus and community residency activities to be announced.
Education & Community Event: Pre-performance Talk
Fri, April 10, 7 pm
Pre-performance talk with Tallis Scholars' Artistic Director Peter Phillips and Cal Performances Director Matías Tarnopolsky. Free to event ticket holders.
Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.
Donor Event: Post-Performance Reception with Tallis Scholars
April 11, 2015
First Congregational Church
(Donors of $1,500+)
Join Cal Performances and members of Cal Performances' favorites, the Tallis Scholars, to celebrate the two distinct programs by these rock stars of Renaissance choral music.
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Program notes are available online. [PDF]
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