The Hilliard Ensemble
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.
- Thu., Feb. 12, 2009, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
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--The New York Times
"The astounding melding of their voices is simply otherworldly."
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
PALESTRINA Miserere mei Deus
PALESTRINA Heu mihi Domine
LASSUS Introit--Requiem aeternam
PALESTRINA Domine quando veneris
LASSUS Communion--Lux aeterna
PALESTRINA Libera me Domine
Chant In Paradisum
- Giovanni da Palestrina
- David James, countertenor
- Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
- Steven Harrold, tenor
- Gordon Jones, baritone