Famous British Choir to Perform in Shanghai


One of the most highly acclaimed choirs in the world is set to sing in Shanghai's Symphony Hall on Sunday 13th November.

The Tallis Scholars, who specialise in the music of the renaissance period, will be performing a varied programme of works by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Arvo Part and Henry Purcell.

The group was founded by Director Peter Phillips in Oxford in 1973. With a recording catalogue of over 50 critically acclaimed CDs, and a gruelling worldwide touring schedule every year, they were described by BBC Radio 3 as being 'one of the UK's greatest cultural exports.'

They're also widely known in popular culture for having recorded the version on Thomas Tallis's 'Spem in Alium' that was used on the soundtrack to 50 Shades of Gray.

The Tallis Scholars will arrive in China after a two week tour of Australia, and will then head on to Poland, the USA, Russia, Leeds and London.

Their concert in Shanghai will also feature the violinist Michael Barenboim, who'll be playing the Berg Violin Concerto together with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Zhang Jiemin.

It promises to be a wonderful and diverse evening of music, and a small number of tickets are still available, if you're interested!

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