Praise for The Tallis Scholars’ new disc
21 November 2011
The Tallis Scholars most recent release on Gimell, the latest in their series of recordings of Josquin's masses, is Disc of the Week on BBC Radio 3's CD Review for the week of 5 November. It will be profiled on this Saturday's CD Review at 9:00 on BBC Radio 3.
Gramophone Magazine: 20 Greatest Choirs
3 January 2011
The Tallis Scholars have been hailed by the New York Times as ‘The rock stars of Renaissance vocal music’. The Tallis Scholars have long received world-wide acclaim for the beauty of their sound and their unique performances of Renaissance music and contemporary commissions alike. Described by Lindsay Kemp as having ‘superb textural clarity, faultless intonation, meticulous recording standards and a personnel that consistently draws from the finest consort singers a well-provided nation has to offer’, the ensemble feature at number 13 in Gramophone’s list.
Grammy Award Nomination for The Tallis Scholars
9 December 2010
The Tallis Scholars' recording of Victoria ‘Lamentations of Jeremiah’ has been nominated for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Recordings by The Tallis Scholars have for many years attracted awards throughout the world and also include Gramophone ‘Record of the Year’ and two Diapason d’Or de l’Année: this most recent Grammy-nomination is the second in consecutive years. The disc was made to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the composer Tomás Luis de Victoria, who died in August 1611; the group has just finished filming a performance of Victoria's first Lamentation for Maundy Thursday (track one on the nominated disc), which will be available to view on the Gimell website during the anniversary celebrations.
Gimell Records and The Tallis Scholars celebrate 30 years of recordings
20 October 2010
Award-winning label Gimell Records celebrates thirty years of recordings with three specially-priced box sets – one set for each decade of recordings. Each set of four CDs features over five hours of the award-winning performances that helped establish the sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music.
Winners announced for the NCEM Composers Award 2010
2 May 2010
The prestigious NCEM Composers Award 2010, now in its second year, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars, has been won by 16-year-old Owain Park and 25-year-old Alexander Campkin.
Tallis Scholars victorious in new Victoria Lamentations release on Gimell
18 April 2010
Celebrating their return from another critically acclaimed US tour, and having received fabulous reviews for their recent release on Gimell Records, The Tallis Scholars are in peak condition to start celebrations for Gimell's 30th anniversary.
The Tallis Scholars announce the launch of NCEM Composers Award 2010
4 September 2009
Following the success of this year's award, we are delighted to announce the launch of the 2010 NCEM Composers Award in association with BBC R3 and The Tallis Scholars. This major national award is open to composers up to the age of 25, divided into two age categories: 18 and under, and 19 to 25. The 2010 NCEM Composers Award was launched on Saturday 3 October on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show, featuring The Tallis Scholars and their director Peter Phillips.
Peter Phillips takes on ‘Soul Music’
27 August 2009
Peter Phillips is to appear in Radio 4's ‘Soul Music’ on Tuesday 1st September at 1:30pm, to be repeated the following Saturday. ‘Soul Music’ is a series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact, and in this episode, Peter will be interviewed by Rosie Boulton about the Allegri Miserere, alongside Roy Goodman. He will appear in a second episode, discussing Vaughan Williams' inspirational Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, alongside Michael Kennedy, on Tuesday 15th September.
The Tallis Scholars on BBC Radio 3
7 July 2009
Catherine Bott presented a performance on Sunday's Early Music Show of John Taverner's Missa Corona Spirea by The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, which opened the 2009 York Early Music Festival.
Winners Announced for the NCEM Composers Award 2009
12 May 2009
The prestigious NCEM Composers Award 2009, presented in association with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars, has been won by 16-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and 23-year-old Michael Perrett.
NCEM Composers Award: Short List Announced
13 April 2009
This is the first year of the National Centre for Early Music’s new partnership with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars which will see the winning pieces, for four part a cappella (unaccompanied) choir, receive the honour of being premiered by The Tallis Scholars at the opening concert of the York Early Music Festival on 10 July 2009 in York Minster. Highlights from the concert, including the winning composition, will be broadcast on the BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show on the 25th July.
NCEM Composers Award launched
21 November 2008
The National Centre for Early Music is working in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars to offer the new prestigious NCEM Composers Award.
Success at the BBC Proms for The Tallis Scholars
1 July 2008
The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips performed two 15th-century Masses by Jacob Obrecht and Josquin de Prez which were based on the chanson ‘Malheur me bat’. The original three-part chanson was also performed with specially commissioned words by Jacques Darras. Prom 8 of 76 has received outstanding reviews in the press, highlights of which are below:
Tallis Scholars’ News - Summer 2007
1 July 2007
The Tallis Scholars have just returned from a highly successful eleventh tour of Japan; their performance at the Shirakawa Hall in Nagoya on 6th June was not only their 100th concert in Japan but also their 1500th concert since Peter Phillips founded the group in 1973.