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Byrd and Tallis in Zambia


Vox Zambezi
"Amongst the first rank of any chamber group which I have ever heard."
Quintin Ballardie, Aritistic Director, English Chamber Orchestra

The chamber choir of young singers toured the United Kingdom in June 2007, and sang at St Paul's. When Vox Zambezi returned home, they decided to tackle the English Renaissance music of Tallis and Byrd.

As they know a number of African languages, learning to sing in Latin did not prove difficult. A week of rehearsal with Tallis Scholars Director Peter Phillips culminated in a beautiful concert in the Anglican Cathedral in Lusaka on April 12.

Byrd's polyphony, which for centuries was almost unheard, is being sung around the world.

Music sample here.

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