Video of the Day: Tallis at Tate Modern

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Ora Singers mark Spem in Alium's 450th anniversary

The unusual past months have seen many ensembles perform in some imaginative locations, but few could be as dramatic - visually or acoustically - as Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall. Last night, Ora Singers, conducted by Suzi Digby, marked the 450th anniversary of Thomas Tallis's 40-part extraordinary motet Spem in Alium with a performance of the work, as well as a contemporary response to it from James MacMillan, whose new work Vidi aquam was premiered. Between them they also performed Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd, also accompanied by a modern response to it from Roderick Williams.

You can watch the performance below.

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