Featuring The Sixteen
By Jessica Swale
27 & 28 July, 2, 4, 9 & 10 August
£25 - £45 seats
£60 premium tickets
1 hour 25 minutes
Thomas Tallis/Dr Dee
Edward's Attendant/Mr Prest
Elizabeth I/Queen Catherine/
King Edward VI
A specially commissioned piece about the celebrated English composer Thomas Tallis, following his life through the four Tudor monarchies of the Reformation. These bespoke performances will feature an interwoven musical score of Tallis’s most luminous works sung by select members of The Sixteen.
Tallis thrived as a composer within the most famously tumultuous chapter in English history, and successfully adapted his music to the rapidly changing religious winds of his royal patrons from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. Tallis’ religious and political convictions remain obscure and his astonishing works offer the only insight.
The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles, they have cultivated a unique reputation for performing early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance and a diversity of 20th and 21st-century music under conductor and founder, Harry Christophers.
Please note this production will feature a quintet of The Sixteen’s elite singers.
‘Everything registered on the ear and mind with total lucidity and gripping emotional power.’
The Telegraph on The Sixteen
'A skin-tingling pleasure... The singing, by members of The Sixteen...is sublime. This is glorious.'
'An ambitious play, with an elegant script'
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