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Tallis’ Seven(-part) Wonders of the World with Will Dawes
October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm£5
The four works scored for seven parts by Thomas Tallis are amongst his most spectacular compositions. They are Loquebantur, Suscipe Quaeso, Missa Puer Natus est Nobis, and Miserere nostri. Each is perfectly created and two of them contain some exceptionally clever compositional devices. This session will give a little history to each of the pieces and allow you the opportunity to sing (along) with Stile Antico, the Sixteen, and the Tallis Scholars.
Will Dawes is Director of Chapel Music of Somerville College, Oxford, Director of Music at the church of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford, Conductor of Ensemble 45, and was the Director of Frideswide Voices (Oxford’s first liturgical choir for 7-14 year-old girls) from its inception in 2014 till July 2019.
He studied Choral Conducting and Voice at the Royal Academy of Music under the direction of Patrick Russill, Paul Brough and David Lowe. On graduating, he was awarded the Thomas Armstrong Prize for Choral Direction. He was made an Associate of the RAM in 2018, an honour awarded to RAM alumni for making a significant contribution to the music profession.
Aside from his career as a conductor, Will is active as a consort singer and is a member of the internationally acclaimed and multiple-Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico. The group performs all over the globe, so far including concerts at the Wigmore Hall, BBC Proms, nearly 100 concerts in the USA, as well as performances in South Korea, Colombia, Mexico, and Canada and all over the EU. They performed at the 2018 GRAMMY ceremony in Madison Square Garden in NYC.
For further information, check out www.willdawes.co.uk or follow him on twitter @wjbdawes
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