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Peter Phillips, founder and conductor of the renowned Tallis Scholars, returns to the Nederlands Kamerkoor for a programme compiled from the works of two great British composers: John Taverner (c.1490-1545) and John Tavener (1944-2013). Peter Phillips’ irresistible interpretations stimulate the singers to reach great heights, which is part of the reason why the Nederlands Kamerkoor was pleased to invite him once more for a tour of the Netherlands.

Central to this programme is Taverner’s Missa Corona spinea, one of the highlights of English sacred music and high on Peter Phillips’ personal wishlist to perform with the Nederlands Kamerkoor-a wish he shared with the choir long before the global Covid-19 pandemic. The mass by Taverner, dedicated to Christ’s crown of thorns, shines in musical virtuosity and is known to be challenging for even the most experienced singers. Taverner’s ethereal sounds are interspersed with well-known and lesser-known motets by John Tavener. Taverner’s multi-voiced Tudor music and enchanting polyphony are interspersed with the iconic sounds of Tavener’s a-cappellaworks in a homage to two of the greatest English composers from the past and present.

John Taverner (c.1490-1545) Missa Corona Spinea
John Tavener (1944-2013) o.a. Song for Athene, The Lamb, First Hymn to the Mother of God

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Peter Phillips dirigent

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