Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in alium

A celebration of the Vernal Equinox in much-cherished choral treasures of the English Renaissance crowned by Tallis’s resplendent 40-part motet Spem in alium.
The Song Company leads other beloved choirs and singers from around Sydney in two performances, firstly in the Crypt of St Mary's Cathedral, one of Sydney's most evocative and acoustically vibrant venues, and secondly in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's world-class concert space, Verbrugghen Hall.

program (from 1 to 40 voice parts):

Thomas Tallis Spem in alium

Orlando Gibbons Song 44 – Veni Creator (“Come, Holy Ghost”)
John Dunstaple Veni Sancte Spiritus – Veni Creator
Tallis Sancte Deus

Tallis O nata lux
Henry Purcell Remember not, Lord
Robert Parsons O bone Jesu

Tallis Suscipe quaeso
Thomas Tomkins O sing unto the Lord
Purcell Hear my prayer, O LORD

Tallis Psalm 67: God grant with grace (“Tallis’s Canon”)
Tallis Spem in alium


Chloe Lankshear | Amy Moore | Stephanie Dillon | Oscar Smith | Dan Walker | Ethan Taylor | Elias Wilson | Edward Elias | Hayden Barrington | Antony Pitts

with singers from

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Choir | Conservatorium High School | Gondwana Chorale | Sydney Philharmonia Choirs – Vox | The SongCo Chorale | and more...

Friday 20 September 2019 – 7pm | St Mary's Cathedral Crypt, Sydney !!SOLD OUT!!
Buy tickets
Saturday 21 September 2019 – 7pm | Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music, Sydney
This concert is presented by the Conservatorium High School in collaboration with The Song Company
Buy tickets

Discount available for 2019 season subscription holders:
Buy 2019 subscription


By purchasing a subscription, you receive a range of benefits for your support:
  • Secure your seats for the 2019 season at a reduced rate
  • Be the first to purchase tickets to Pop-up and special projects
  • Invitations to subscriber-only events and open rehearsals
  • Offers and discounts from other arts organisations
  • Renewing subscribers each year receive an extra 10% discount


Help us spread the word about the unique and unmatched work of The Song Company:
  • Download and pass on a digital 2019 brochure to your music-loving friends and family
  • Request a free souvenir printed edition of our 2019 brochure to be sent to someone you know who will love what we do
  • Turn your friends into first-time subscribers and you'll both receive an additional discount on your 2020 renewal
  • Like us on Facebook and share our posts with your friends.


Philanthropic partners play a vital role in sustaining and developing The Song Company and nurturing the creativity of our artists and collaborators:
  • General Partners
  • Commissioning Partners
  • Artist Support Partners
  • Regional Program Partners
  • Special Project Partners
  • The Artistic Director’s Table
Please consider making a gift to support the work of The Song Company - donate today.