Behind the Scenes

Contributions from the singers... tour photos, stories and other miscellany!

US Tour 2011

16 December 2011

Tasty lunch at the seafood shack on the pier in Santa Barbara. Getting into the Christmas spirit by waiting for the Santa Barbara Christmas parade to start. It was quite noisy during our rehearsal! Rehearsing for our concert for the Maestro Foundation in the wonderful Mendelssohn Hall in Santa Monica. Day 1: Tasty lunch at the seafood shack on the pier in Santa Barbara.
Day 2: Getting into the Christmas spirit by waiting for the Santa Barbara Christmas parade to start. It was quite noisy during our rehearsal!
Day 3: Rehearsing for our concert for the Maestro Foundation in the wonderful Mendelssohn Hall in Santa Monica.

Portland is cold! Wonderful to sing in the Catholic Cathedral there again. Bored in Denver airport....... Jolly good steak in The Majestic in Kansas City once we got there, though! PP during our rehearsal in the Catholic Cathedral in Kansas City. Day 4: Portland is cold! Wonderful to sing in the Catholic Cathedral there again.
Day 5: Bored in Denver airport....... Jolly good steak in The Majestic in Kansas City once we got there, though!
Day 6: PP during our rehearsal in the Catholic Cathedral in Kansas City.

We arrived in Toronto and saw this nice poster! Rehearsing at the wonderful Koerner Hall in Toronto. Patrick making sure that the stands are in the correct place in the Rockefeller Chapel in the University of Chicago. Day 7: We arrived in Toronto and saw this nice poster!
Day 8: Rehearsing at the wonderful Koerner Hall in Toronto.
Day 9: Patrick making sure that the stands are in the correct place in the Rockefeller Chapel in the University of Chicago.

Rehearsing in Smokey Mary's for our 55th appearance in New York. Day off in New York, and Peter bought us all a drink! Getting ready for our last concert of the tour, in Richardson Auditorium, Princeton. Day 10: Rehearsing in Smokey Mary's for our 55th appearance in New York.
Day 11: Day off in New York, and Peter bought us all a drink!
Day 12: Getting ready for our last concert of the tour, in Richardson Auditorium, Princeton.

Backstage at Concerts

1 December 2010

Rehearsing for our annual Christmas concert in St. John's, Smith Square in December 2010. Adding some festive decoration to our usual concert dress. Different reading speeds on tour. Rehearsing for our annual Christmas concert in St. John's, Smith Square in December 2010.
Adding some festive decoration to our usual concert dress.
Different reading speeds on tour.

Patrick had to borrow Jan's shoes for our performance in Chelmsford in October 2011.
Patrick had to borrow Jan's shoes for our performance
in Chelmsford in October 2011.

Food and Drink

1 April 2010

At home with Peter Phillips - Peter's culinary expertise. He ate the whole lot. Cake from Coro Constanzo Porto. Post concert drinks in Porto. At home with Peter Phillips - Peter's culinary expertise. He ate the whole lot.
Cake from Coro Constanzo Porto.
Post concert drinks in Porto.

The Tallis Scholars over the years: touring and frolics from across the globe

1 January 2000

December snow, USA

Classic Karaoke - Hong Kong, August 2000 Tiananmen Square, China 2000

Japanese Temple, July 2011 Tallinn, Estonia January 1998

Arrival in Australia, May 2000

Japan, June 1999 Melbourne, Australia 1997 Colorado, December 1997

Concert poster, Australia 2000 Titanic fever, Japan 1999

Singapore, 2000 Singapore, June 2000 Australia, May 2000

Cold sopranos in Moscow, June 2010