The Tallis Scholars Bring Renaissance Music to Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

April 13, 2015

(ATLANTA) April 13, 2015 ¿ The 2014-2015 Candler Concert Series draws to a close with a stirring performance from The Tallis Scholars on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Emory University¿s campus.

The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music. Reviewers have praised the supple clarity and tone of their vocal lines as the group has sought to bring Renaissance music to a wider audience in churches, cathedrals and venues on nearly every continent. The group continues to develop their exclusive sound and bring fresh interpretations to modern composers such as Pärt, Muhly, Whitacre, and Jackson.

Some of the group¿s career highlights include a tour of China in 1999, including two concerts in Beijing; as well as their performance in the Sistine Chapel in April of 1994 to mark the completion of the restoration of the Michelangelo frescoes. The ensemble have commissioned many contemporary composers during their history: in 1998 they celebrated their 25th anniversary with a special concert in London's National Gallery, premiering a Sir John Tavener work written for the group and narrated by Sting. A further performance was given with Sir Paul McCartney in New York in 2000.

Their Emory program includes works by Nico Muhly (b. 1981) and Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) in addition to Josquin Des Prez (c. 1450/55-1521) and William Byrd (c. 1543-1623).

Tickets are $40; $32 for discount category members and $5 for Emory students. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404-727-5050.