Last updated: 21 June 2016
For more information on concerts, special services and workshops I am giving in the next few months, please see below:
Sat23Jun201810am-5pmSt Gregory's Centre for Music, North Holmes Road, Canterbury. CT1 1ND
Workshop: Thomas Tallis in Canterbury
A singing workshop day for Southern Early Music Forum. Full details and booking form will appear here.
Thomas Tallis (c.1505–1585) was the most significant English composer of the 16th century, producing superb music for the Catholic and Protestant rites through the most turbulent decades of religious change. Although his birthplace is unknown he had lifelong family and professional connections in east Kent, and when in the early 1540s the dissolution of the monasteries deprived him of employment at Waltham Abbey he returned home as the most prominent of the singing men in the newly-refounded Canterbury Cathedral choir.
For this workshop day, held close to the historic precincts that would have been so familiar to Tallis, we will sing a representative selection of his anthems, motets, hymns and polyphonic songs.