The Hilliard Ensemble
Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7:30 PM

One of the world's foremost vocal groups, this British a cappella quartet makes its Kennedy Center debut, bringing its ensemble virtuosity to bear on great works of the Medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary periods.

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About

"Their sound, as always, is beautifully blended… truly sublime."
--The New York Times

"The astounding melding of their voices is simply otherworldly."
--The Globe

Founded in 1974, this British a cappella quartet is one of the world's foremost vocal groups, bringing their ensemble virtuosity to bear on great works of the Medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary periods. In 2005, they were nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Chamber Music Recording, and their CD landed on the New York Times "Best of the Year" list. For their Kennedy Center debut, The Hilliard Ensemble performs a program of vocal music by two quintessential Renaissance composers: Orlando de Lassus's four-part Requiem Mass, interspersed with motets and antiphons by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

This program is performed without intermission and lasts approximately 65 minutes.

A RENAISSANCE PROGRAM
  LASSUS               Gradual: Si ambulen
 
PALESTRINA       Ad Dominem cum tribularer
 
LASSUS               Offertory--Domine Iesu Christe
 
LASSUS               Sanctus
 
PALESTRINA       Miserere mei Deus
  
PALESTRINA       Heu mihi Domine
  LASSUS               Introit--Requiem aeternam
  LASSUS               Kyrie
  PALESTRINA       Domine quando veneris
  LASSUS               Agnus
  LASSUS               Communion--Lux aeterna
  PALESTRINA       Libera me Domine
  Chant                   In Paradisum
 

Artists

  • Giovanni da Palestrina
  • David James - Countertenor
  • Rogers Covey-Crump - Tenor
  • Steven Harrold - Tenor
  • Gordon Jones - Baritone

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