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The Tallis Scholars are a British vocal ensemble normally consisting of 10 members.

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Formed in 1973 by their director Peter Phillips, they specialize in performing a cappella sacred vocal music written during the Renaissance by composers from all over Europe.
They are currently recognized as one of the world leaders in this field, having risen to a place of prominence among other professional ensembles.

They record widely on their own label, Gimell Records, which boasts a world-wide distribution and some 40 releases spanning repertoire from over 150 years of music history (approximately the years 1450–1600).
Their touring schedule brings them to America at least twice a year and Japan at least once every two years.

They are well known among music lovers and academics alike and have paved the way for many younger groups such as The Sixteen, The Cardinall’s Musick, The Clerks Group, The Binchois Consort, Trinity Baroque, and the Gabrieli Consort.

Various members of the group have scholarly interests on top of their activities as professional musicians with Phillips having published a scholarly text (“English Sacred Music 1549-1649”: London: Gimell Records, 1991) and Sally Dunkley, Francis Steele, and Deborah Roberts all active as music editors and publishers with interests spanning the Renaissance and early Baroque.


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  • LanFill

    beautiful voices

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • devinette

    concert in Warsaw last night - a breathtaking experience!!

    8 Aug 2010 Reply
  • celticyodels

    They were great tonight in NYC :)

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • robertusmagnus


    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Oppressotron

    So Epic! The Tallis Scholars are coming to Minneapolis, MN on 3/25/10. This is going to be a rare treat for fans of medieval polyphony and admirers of all things musically angelic. If people are willing to meet beforehand for some beverages and good times, please let me know and I’ll find a place where we can all congregate. You can send an inquiry to: or shoot me a message on my Lastfm profile. Peace!

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
  • yellow_mega_man

    I believe the high-C soprano part on the Allegri Miserere is sung by Deborah Roberts.

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • SpitsMusic

    Hello i thought you may like to know that the Tallis Scholars are performing in Christ Church East London as part of the Spitalfields Music Festival. You may also like some of the other performers in the festival such as the Early Opera Company and the Schubert Ensemble. Here is a link to our events page: and this is our website:

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • Kruzfixion

    Who sings the soprano on Allegris Miserere?

    5 Apr 2009 Reply
  • newc-6

    We saw them live in 2005 here in LA - flawless!

    9 Dec 2008 Reply
  • cherrybim

    o! that high note. just a little lower than the angels...

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • kmm1967

    Their rendition of Allegri's Miserere is the best I've heard of a mixed voice choir ever... that high A just floats ethereally... They are amazing.

    28 Aug 2008 Reply
  • geertmusic

    Heaven can wait!

    7 Aug 2008 Reply
  • morthvargr

    Mesmerisingly beautiful. Their renditions are among the best in the world. Superb!

    29 Oct 2007 Reply
  • dianashamilton

    ~Recently streamable? Yay!

    24 Jun 2007 Reply

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