Internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble and ‘rock stars’ of Renaissance vocal music, The Tallis Scholars will return to Queensland Performing Art Centre’s (QPAC’s) Concert Hall, for a one night only performance Sunday 30 October 2016.

The QPAC concert is the first stop on an extended seven city national tour for the renowned British early music vocal ensemble.

Founded in 1973, The Tallis Scholars have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Lauded by audiences and critics alike for the purity and clarity of their sound, which founding Director, Peter Phillips, believes best serves the Renaissance repertoire, The Tallis Scholars have re-set the bar for a cappella music.

The Tallis Scholars have performed in both sacred and secular venues, notably St Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, which marked the final stage of the complete restoration of the Michelangelo frescoes and the Church of St Ignatius Loyola in a collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney, as well as the National Gallery London where they appeared with Sting and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

The exceptionally high standard of performance and recording maintained by The Tallis Scholars and their dedication to one of the great repertoires in Western classical music makes their concert an experience not-to-be-missed.

The Tallis Scholars’ last performance at QPAC was in 2013, where the group celebrated their 40th anniversary. This year, the pure-voiced ensemble is set to not only perform the inspired music of Clemens, Phinot, and Tallis, but also music from the most performed living composer of the last five years, in the world, Arvo Pärt, and beloved English composer, Sir John Tavener.

The Tallis Scholars will also be joined by a chamber ensemble from the QPAC Choir (Choirmaster Timothy Sherlock) in a stunning performance of Thomas Tallis’ renowned 40-part motet Spem in alium.

Tickets now on sale. To book go to or phone 136-246.

…The rock stars of Renaissance vocal music…

The New York Times

…as near extraterrestrial as you can get sitting in a concert hall.

The Observer

One of the UK’s greatest cultural exports.

BBC Radio 3

…an uncanny ability to increase emotional intensity so subtly that you don’t realise it’s happening. Then, suddenly, pow!

The Times

QPAC Presents
The Tallis Scholars:


Sunday 30 October 2016, 6.30pm


Concert Hall, QPAC, Cultural Centre, South Bank, Brisbane


Refer to for current pricing

Bookings: or 136 246


Philips: Cecilia virgo
Tallis: Suscipe quaeso
Tallis: Lamentations I
Phinot: Lamentations
Pärt: Which was the Son of…


Muhly: Recordare, Domine (set of Lamentations) Australian Premiere
Tavener: As one who has slept
Clemens: Ego flos campi
Crecquillon: Andreas Christi famulus
Tallis: Spem in alium

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