Presenting: The Tudor Choir

The Tudor Choir

Photo by Jesson Mata

Cappella Romana presents a festive summer concert celebrating Bach and his predecessors of the late-Renaissance and early-Baroque, featuring one of Seattle’s premier vocal ensembles, The Tudor Choir. The program includes works by Palestrina, Praetorius, Schutz, and J.S. Bach.

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 8:00pm | Tickets
St. Mary’s Cathedral

PROGRAM:

MARENZIO: Magnificat octavi toni a 8
PALESTRINA: Alma redemptoris mater
VICTORIA: Alma redemptoris mater a 8
VIVANCO: O sacrum convivium
PALESTRINA: Sicut cervus
PALESTRINA: Magnificat a 8
PALESTRINA: Nunc dimittis a 8

H. PRAETORIUS: Magnificat V
BUXTEHUDE: Missa Brevis
SCHUTZ: Selig sind die Toten
BACH: Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229

Tickets start at $22, senior rate available in advance. Tickets available now!

The Tudor Choir

Hailed as “a superb choir” (Gramophone), as well as “a choir to watch” (Fanfare), the Tudor Choir and its director Doug Fullington have received national and international attention as interpreters of Renaissance polyphony and early American music. Founded by Fullington in 1993, the Tudor Choir is a Seattle-based professional vocal chamber ensemble of 12 core singers; the group can expand to up to 40 members for works such as Thomas Tallis’s monumental Spem in alium. The Tudor Choir is a resident ensemble at historic Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle’s University District.

The Tudor Choir has received international recognition for its performances of Renaissance polyphony. Reviewing the choir’s disc of Flemish polyphony, Jacob Clemens non Papa: Requiem and Motets (Loft), Gramophone magazine stated, “Let us hope this is the first of many recordings of this repertoire by this superb group.” The choir’s newest release is O splendor gloriae: Sacred Music of Tudor England (Scribe Records), featuring works by Taverner, Tallis, Byrd, and Sheppard.

The Tudor Choir has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest, including concert appearances in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. The choir has been a Resident Ensemble at St. James Cathedral, Seattle; Artists-in-Residence at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle; and a Resident Ensemble at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina.

The Tudor Choir has cultivated relationships with a number of world-renowned conductors and especially with Peter Phillips, director of the Tallis Scholars. Mr. Phillips has conducted the choir in a number of performances, including joint performances with members of the Tallis Scholars for the opening of the Tallis Scholars Summer School USA in Seattle, co-hosted by the Tudor Choir, since 2005. The choir has also sung under the direction of Stephen Cleobury (King’s College, Cambridge), Martin Haselböck (Vienna), Paul Hillier (Hilliard Ensemble, Theatre of Voices) and Andrew Parrott (Taverner Choir).