Thomas Tallis

Stunning delivery of the Cold Song from Purcell’s King Arthur

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We were just about blown away by Max Riebl’s rendition. As a countertenor his voice was perfect for the cutting temperature portrayal and the sharp angst of Cold.

The Melbourne audience at the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra concert ‘Thomas Tallis’ England’ on Saturday night thought the same way, if the intensity and length of the applause can be taken as a measure.

The whole concert was absolutely beautiful and quite heart-opening. It culminates in Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, another audience hot favourite. And rightly so!

Thomas Tallis made such an impact on music over his long life from about 1505 to 1585 – a true gift to all music lovers since then.

Apparently Tallis died in the year that chocolate was made commercially available in Europe…

One can only hope he had a rewarding taste before dying peacefully in his London home!
If you are in Sydney, then lucky you.
There are four more concerts:
  • Wednesday, 28th February 7pm;
  • Friday 2nd March, 7pm;
  • Saturday 3rd March 2pm and 7pm.


Fly with the Brandenburg and soar gently above the rolling, patchwork fields of England with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The monumental legacy of Tallis weaves a common thread through this program of English masterworks by Byrd, Gibbons, Purcell, Tallis, and Vaughan Williams.

Be lifted up by the pure angelic voice of countertenor Maximilian Riebl. Joined by the Brandenburg Choir, together their ethereal voices will take you to the shores of that terrible isle. Here you can go on an epic journey of the imagination.

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