Tallis in Atlanta

Thomas Tallis, father of English sacred music

Guess where I’ll be tomorrow afternoon?

At the “Labor of Love” Choral Concert, featuring music by Vaughan Williams, Wagner, Brahms, and — the pièce de résistance — Thomas Tallis’ 40-part motet, Spem in Alium. According to the website promoting the concert, this motet has never been performed in Georgia before (it’s not easy to put together a chorus of forty voices, I would imagine). What promises to make this concert particularly special: the choir will be surrounding the audience, meaning that you will be literally sitting “inside” the motet, with the voices coming at you from all directions!

Every piece of music on the program explores love from a different angle: love of nature, love of music, falling in love, and so forth (the Tallis motet, obviously enough, celebrates the love of  God).

The concert begins at 3 PM, at the Central Congregational United Church of Christ (a beautiful setting) on Clairmont Road. There’s no charge for this event (although donations are welcome). What’s not to love?

Will I see you there?

For more details, here’s the event website: www.thomastallis.webs.com

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  • http://nitecaravan.blogspot.com/ Br. Jay

    Wow! This sounds wonderful!