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The Tallis Project At Cathedral Of St. John Nov. 23

on October 20, 2019 - 8:57am
PVNM News:
ALBUQUERQUE Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico will stage, in a public setting, a reconstruction of Talls' monumental 40-part Renaissance motet, Spem in Alium, written in 1570 for eight choirs of five voices each.
Arguably the greatest work of Renaissance choral music by an English composer, Spem in Alium was Tallis' crowning achievement.
This project is supported by a grant from New Mexico Arts.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 23 at Cathedral of St. John, 318 Silver Ave. SW in Albuquerque.
5 p.m. Guest Lecture by Prof. Colleen Sheinberg
5:30 p.m. Workshop Performance with Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico and participant guests
Tickets for spectators (lecture and workshop performance) are $20 (FREE to all full-time students) and may be purchased at
Participant (rehearsals, lecture, and workshop performance) tickets and registration can be purchased for $25 (FREE to all full-time students) at
Press Quotes for Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico:
“A gorgeous tapestry of sound… Directing a carefully-chosen group of singers, [Maxine] Thévenot conducts with a minimum of gesture eliciting a maximum effect—the mark of a master conductor.” – The Albuquerque Journal
“A group made up entirely and proudly of New Mexico singers, Polyphony, Voices of New Mexico, has quickly become the area's premier chamber chorus … The ensemble boasts a unified blend of voices top to bottom with impeccable intonation … Thévenot is a musical force to be reckoned with” – The Albuquerque Journal
"...there was a luxuriant sound to the group, solid throughout its range from stratospheric sopranos to robust basses. One can easily become mesmerized in the opulent sonorities. ” – The Albuquerque Journal
Founded in 2006 by Dr. Maxine Thévenot, POLYPHONY: Voices of New Mexico and incorporated as a 501c (3) non-profit organization in 2007, PVNM promotes talented professional musicians who reside in the New Mexico. POLYPHONY consists of a flexible roster of singers allowing audiences the opportunity to hear the finest choral repertoire written for a variety of forces.
Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico. Courtesy photo