Thursday 4 August 2011
10.00pm – c11.15pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and singing events, Proms Chamber Music & Saturday Matinees

  • Victoria

    Dum complerentur (5 mins)
    • Peter Phillips conductor
    • The Tallis Scholars
  • Victoria

    Lamentations for Good Friday (15 mins)
    • Peter Phillips conductor
    • The Tallis Scholars
  • Victoria

    Officium defunctorum (Requiem) (42 mins)
    • Peter Phillips conductor
    • The Tallis Scholars
  • Lobo

    Versa est in luctum cithara mea (5 mins) (encore)
    • Peter Phillips conductor
    • The Tallis Scholars

About this event

Who better to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Tomás Luis de Victoria than the Tallis Scholars, long established under conductor Peter Phillips as among the world's finest interpreters of Renaissance polyphony?

Celebrating a composer who featured in their very first Proms appearance in 1988, the focal point tonight is the magisterial Office for the Dead of which they made a much-praised recording some years ago.

The Spanish master's exceptional expressive charge is achieved with a directness of musical means which sets his work apart from that of contemporaries active in England and Italy.

Comparisons have been drawn with the equally intense religious paintings of Velázquez and El Greco. This promises to be a moving and evocative Late Night experience.

There will be no interval

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