O splendor gloriae: Festive Music of Josquin, Victoria, Taverner, and more
Friday, December 9, 2016, 8pm
St. Paul Church, 29 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
With more than 2,000 concert performances around the globe, director Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars continue to be among Early Music’s most essential ensembles, with breathtakingly virtuosic performances of pristine clarity. A fixture of the BEMF concert stage for 28 consecutive years, they return this holiday season with a festive program of classic texts associated with Christmas. Enjoy Josquin’s Christmas motet Praeter rerum seriem, Taverner’s elaborate O splendor gloriae, and more from de Rore, Victoria, de Sermisy, and Renaissance Mexican master Hernando Franco. Celebrate the season with an evening of sublime beauty and unparalleled artistry. Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm.