SPEM: songs of hope & love
The best for last! Tallis' 40-part masterpiece provides an immersive finish to the season.
Our final program for this season includes the opportunity to experience Thomas Tallis’ 40-part Renaissance masterpiece ‘Spem in Alium’ – one of the top 10 choral pieces every choral fan MUST hear live, at least once!
Through bespoke staging concepts in each venue, the audience will experience total immersion in the sound of 40 solo voices each singing a different line of music and all joining together to create a phenomenal sound. This will be a cultural event not to be missed!
Hope is perhaps the strongest emotion of all. When allied with love, it becomes almost unbreakable and unimaginably powerful. Whether worldly or spiritual, humans need to feel inspiration and connection in and with those around us. This program shines light onto love – romantic, spiritual, worldly or other, and the hope and trust we have in each other and in God. Central to the program are two wonderful contemporary works on love, Toby Hession’s She walks in beauty and Jake Runestad’s Let my love be heard. Thomas Tallis’ 40-part masterpiece, Spem in Alium, speaks to the highest form of hope and trust in God. Opening the concert, Sir John Tavener’s Song for Athene was sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Meanwhile, Dale Trumbore offers us a cautionary tale that amidst the rush and business of everyday life, we all need to take time to pause, think, and love.
Other dates & times in this series:
Apr 30 / 7.30pm / Trinity Episcopal Cathedral / Phoenix
May 1 / 7.30pm / Pinnacle Presbyterian Church / Scottsdale