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Composer: Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (1525-1594)

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Year of birth1525
Year of death1594
NationalityItaly
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ZürichJeremiah

© Kaupo Kikkas
Palestrina, Gesualdo, Porat
David Orlowsky; Singer Pur

LondonThe Gesualdo Six – Passion and Polyphony

© Ash Mills
Tallis, Byrd, Talbot, Tormis, Gesualdo, Ligeti, Marenzio, Palestrina, Rimkus, Park, Poulenc, Traditional
Owain Park; The Gesualdo Six

LondonTomás Luis de Victoria's Rome

Tomás Luis de Victoria's Rome
Palestrina, Arcadelt, de Lassus, Victoria, Marenzio, de Monte, Anerio
Lucy Goddard; Orlando Chamber Choir

OxfordThe Cardinall's Musick

The Cardinall's Musick
Tallis, Allegri, Lotti, Croce, Palestrina, Victoria, Scarlatti
Oxford Choir of Merton College; The Cardinall's Musick

LondonThe Tallis Scholars

Palestrina, Morales, Festa, Carpentras, Allegri, Campkin, des Prez
Peter Phillips; Tallis Scholars
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Strikingly dramatic Weir in a convincing première

David Hill conducts the BBC Singers © BBC | Mark Allan
Judith Weir's dramatic new choral work receives a convincing world première from David Hill and the BBC Singers at Southwark Cathedral. 
****1
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Festive riches from The Sixteen

Andrea Mantegna's The Adoration of the Magi
The Sixteen launched us into the final days before Christmas with a well-thought out and diverse combination of songs on The Three Kings.
***11
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Ensemble Odhecaton sings Palestrina in Oslo

Ensemble Odhecaton © Marco Caselli Nirmal
The Italian male choir Ensemble Adhecaton gave a wonderful performance of Renaissance motets and Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli at the Oslo International Church Music Festival.
***11
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Make-over for Allegri’s Miserere in Sydney

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen © Molina Visuals
Is Allegri's Miserere really the most famous choral work of all time? Harry Christophers and the Sixteen offer a significantly altered version of this work, in a programme otherwise devoted to the religious music of Palestrina and Macmillan.
***11
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The King's Singers charm Dublin

The King's Singers © Axel Nickolaus
Madrigals and Folksongs: the King's Singers entertain and delight in a progromme spanning 400 years with glorious singing. 
****1
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