TALLIS, HOPE & CROWN

40 DIFFERENT VOCAL PARTS

#SSMF2019 Song CoMPANY SACRED MUSIC FESTIVAL

fRIDAY 20 September

7pm

St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt (Friday 20 September)

Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Saturday 21 September) |

$60/$55/$30 (under 30)

TALLIS, HOPE & CROWN

A celebration of the Vernal Equinox in much cherished choral treasures of the English Renaissance crowned by Tallis’s resplendent 40-part motet Spem in alium. The Song Company leads other beloved choirs and singers from around Sydney in two performances in the Crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral, one of Sydney’s most evocative and acoustically vibrant venues, and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s world-class concert space, Verbrugghen Hall.

Program includes: 

John Dunstaple Veni Sancte Spiritus – Veni Creator 

Robert Parsons O bone Jesu 

Thomas Tallis Sancte Deus 

Orlando Gibbons Song 44 – Veni Creator 

Thomas Tomkins Almighty God, the Fountain of All Wisdom 

Henry Purcell Hear my prayer, O LORD 

Thomas Tallis Psalm 67: God grant with grace (“Tallis’ Canon”) 

Thomas Tallis Spem in alium a 40

Presented by The Song Company

Artists

ANTONY PITTS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

Antony Pitts is a composer, conductor, producer, and recipient of the Radio Academy BT Award, the Prix Italia, and a Cannes Classical Award. A Chapel Royal treble, Academic and Honorary Senior Scholar at New College, Oxford, founder of British ensemble TONUS PEREGRINUS, Senior Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music, and Senior Producer at BBC Radio 3, he made his Glastonbury Festival debut in 2014, and in 2016 joined The Song Company – succeeding Roland Peelman as the first new Artistic Director for a quarter of a century. Commissioned for Alexander Litvinenko, Cheltenham Festival, King’s College London, New College Oxford, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, The Swingles, and Westminster Cathedral, with premières of his music in Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, and Sydney Opera House, critical acclaim for Antony’s music tends towards hyperbole: “...My first impulse on hearing this disc was to commend it unreservedly to each and every man, woman, and child on the planet...”