Tallis Scholars – Music for The Sistine Chapel

Tallis Scholars

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Sublime sacred choral music performed by ‘the rock stars of Renaissance vocal music’.

For over 40 years, British early music vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars have established themselves as the world’s leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music, creating a sound of astonishing beauty and blend.

Following their triumphant sold-out concert at the Centre in 2013, they return to Australia for a national tour to perform a sublime program of sacred choral music from great Renaissance masters including Josquin, Palestrina, Morales, Victoria and Allegri.

Led by director Peter Phillips, they champion sacred vocal music of the Renaissance, one of the great repertoires of Western classical music, enthralling audiences in churches, cathedrals and venues across the globe.

In this program The Tallis Scholars explore the world of great Renaissance composers with music once written for the revered Sistine Chapel Choir, including Allegri’s iconic Miserere.

Don’t miss The Tallis Scholars when they return to Elisabeth Murdoch Hall for one special evening and Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2022 Signature Event.

Praise for The Tallis Scholars

‘One of the UK’s greatest cultural exports.’ BBC Radio 3

‘The rock stars of Renaissance vocal music.’ The New York Times

Supported by Yvonne von Hartel AM, Robert Peck AM, Rachel Peck, and Marten Peck of peckvonhartel architects.

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The Tallis Scholars


Cristóbal de Morales
Regina caeli

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Missa Papae Marcelli

Gregorio Allegri

Costanzo Festa
Quam pulchra es


Josquin des Prez
Inter natos mulierum

Tomás Luis de Victoria
Magnificat Primi Toni à 8



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