The Tallis Scholars ©

Eric Richmond

Wednesday 31 May 2017 - 20:00 to Thursday 01 June 2017 - 22:00
LG Arts Center / Suseong Artpia

This concert is to present The Tallis Scholars, a world-renowned vocal ensemble from the UK, who is specialised in vocal music from the Renaissance era. 

Founded by Peter Philips in 1973, the Tallis Scholars has explored and studied undiscovered ‘musical pearls’ from the Renaissance period and successfully presented it with their impeccable vocal technique and sincere musicianship. The upcoming concerts taking place in Seoul and Daegu will give the Korean audiences a rare opportunity to appreciate English and Italian renaissance vocal music including a mass by Thomas Tallis, signature figure of the English Renaissance as well as the origin of the name of the Tallis Scholars. Particularly, the Tallis Scholar’s Seoul concert takes place in 13 years since their last visit to Seoul in 2004.

The Tallis Scholars

  • Date and time: 20.00 31 May 2017 (Seoul) / 20.00 1 June (Daegu) 
  • Venue: LG Arts Center / Suseong Artpia 
  • Running time: 120 mins (included intermission)
  • Ticket price: R 80,000 KRW S 60,000 KRW A 40,000 KRW – LG Arts Center
    R 60,000 KRW S 40,000 KRW – Suseong Artpia
  • Hosted by: LG Arts Center(Seoul) / Suseong Artpia(Daegu)
  • Booking and information: LG Arts Center (Seoul) / Suseong Artpia (Daegu) website

The Tallis Scholars

Acclaimed as one of the UK's greatest cultural exports (BBC Radio), the Tallis Scholars have maintained a reputation as one of the greatest a cappella organisations in the world. They are particularly noted for their illumination of the complex web of independent melodic lines that is characteristic of the Renaissance music, which in less capable hands can lose its musical cohesion and direction. 

Since its inception in early 1970s, the Tallis Scholars has garnered a number of accolades including the 1987 "Record of the Year" award from Gramophone Magazine and two Diapason d'Or de L'Année awards. Other awards include two more Gramophone Awards for "Best Early Music" recordings (1991 and 1994) and a Gramophone/Classic FM People's Choice Award. The Tallis Scholars’ pioneering work both in the study and in the performing, also recognised as the Gramophone’s Hall of Fame, remains a good model for many vocal ensembles to have emerged to date.

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