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About Tallis Consort

The Tallis Consort comprises exceptional classical vocalists from Northern England, ideal for your bespoke occasion.
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The Tallis Consort is a group of exceptionally skilled singers and soloists who are based in the North of England. Each singer offers their unique talents and expertise, resulting in a cohesive and polished ensemble sound. The Tallis Consort are well-known for their ability to captivate audiences and guests with their heartfelt performances, which are always executed with precision and musical flair. Our dedication to our craft is evident in every note we sing, and we have performed at many prestigious venues and events all over the country, such as Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, Covent Garden and Lincoln Cathedral. Our musical services cater to a wide range of events such as corporate events, weddings, funerals, and church services. Our experienced singers are highly versatile and can perform any genre effortlessly. We specialise in creating customised programs of music that are tailored to your specific needs and preferences. To ensure that we deliver the best possible experience, we always offer an initial consultation via telephone or video call. This helps us to understand your vision and requirements better so that we can deliver a truly unique and memorable musical performance, designed for you. Whether you are looking for a soloist, a quartet, or a full ensemble, we can provide a range of options to ensure the perfect musical accompaniment for your event and venue. Furthermore, if you require additional musicians beyond our singers, we are happy to suggest and coordinate with other talented musicians in our network to create a truly individualised experience. It is our privilege to provide you with music and we would be delighted to be a part of your event.

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Tallis Consort's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jen M
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Chris and the Tallis Consort were absolutely amazing. I feel so lucky to have found them! From start to finish Chris was just fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. The singing was beautiful and they really made my father’s funeral such a moving service. I highly recommend them. Professional and so lovely and caring too. Thank you so much. Jen

Reply from Tallis Consort
3 months ago

Jen, Thank you for your beautiful words. What a moving service it was with your fantastic pastor. The musical choices we agreed on were extremely effective. 'God be in my Head' was well-measured following your beautiful eulogy and sister's poem. Concluding with one of Terry's favourite as a solo item was particularly memorable for all involved..! Our very best wishes, Chris and The Tallis Consort

Richard O
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Outstanding in every way. Thank you.

Reply from Tallis Consort
3 months ago

Thank you, Richard. It was a pleasure to have met you and to provide such an octet for your father's funeral. Our best wishes. Chris and all at the Tallis Consort

Patrick D
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

It was everything I asked for

Reply from Tallis Consort
11 months ago

Thank you, Patrick. It was a pleasure to meet you and to sing for Brian.

James W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The choir was fantastic. I would recommend

Reply from Tallis Consort
11 months ago

Thank you, James. The Bridgewater string trio were also fabulous - it was a pleasure to perform for you.

From other customers:

Gary H
3 months ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Altrincham WA14 5RH
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5 out of 5

Last week I played the Organ at a Funeral and was privileged to be joined in the Musical work by the Tallis Consort under the Direction of Christopher Why. The Consort - an SATB quartet, not only led the hymn singing but performed Walford Davies's beautifully simple setting of the words from the Sarum Primer "God be in my head" - here was a model performance of this short work. The singing was musically controlled, with impeccable diction, tuning balance and ensemble. I hope to work with them again, and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Kevin G
4 months ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Goatbeck Terrace
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5 out of 5

The vocal group created a beautiful, sound, which filled the large church with heavenly music. Several people in the congregation thought it was a recording, such was the clarity and beauty of the vocals we heard.

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Tallis Consort's Song list

---Hymns - Wedding - Funeral - Church service---
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Father hear the prayer we offer
Guide me, O thou great redeemer
I vow to thee my country
Immortal invisible god only wise
Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us
Love divine all love excelling
Morning has broken
Now thank we all our god
O Jesus I have promised
O worship the King
Praise my soul the King of heaven
Praise to the Lord the Almighty
The King of love my shepherd is
The Lord’s my shepherd I’ll not want
---Entrance / Signing of the Register (4 singers)---
Jesu, joy of man's desiring - Bach
If ye love me - Tallis
God be in my Head - Rutter
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
The Lord bless you and keep you - Rutter
Ave Verum Corpus - Byrd
The Lord is my Shepherd - Goodall
God be in my head - Davies
Lead me Lord - Wesley
Ave Maria - Schubert (choral arrangement)
Locus Iste - Bruckner
---Entrance / Signing of the Register (6-8 singers)---
Zadok the priest - Handel
I was glad - Parry
O for the wings of a dove - Mendelssohn
Hallelujah (chorus) - Handel
How lovely are thy dwellings fair - Brahms
Set me as a seal - Walton
Coelos ascendit hodie - Stanford
God so loved the world - Stainer
Cantique de Jean Racine - Fauré
---Carols/Christmas repertoire---
A virgin most pure
Adeste fideles
Angels from the realms of glory
As with gladness men of old
Away in a manger
O come all ye faithful
Good king Wenceslas
O little town of Bethlehem
Ding dong merrily on high
Coventry Carol
Joy to the world
O little one sweet
Silent night
Deck the halls
Angels Carol (Rutter)
We wish you a merry Christmas
Hark the herald angels sing
God rest you merry gentlemen
Once in royal David’s city
The Holly and the Ivy
Away in a manger
It came upon the midnight clear
A great and mighty wonder
A merry Christmas (We wish you)
Coventry carol
God rest you merry gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
The Holly and the Ivy
I saw three ships
Infant holy, infant lowly
It came upon the midnight clear
The Linden tree carol
O little one sweet
O little town of Bethlehem
On Christmas night all Christians sing
Past three o'clock
Rejoice and be merry
See amid the winter's snow
Sussex Carol
Sweet was the song the Virgin sang
The Three Kings
Joy to the world
O Holy Night
Sans Day Carol
Mary's Lullaby
Dormi, Jesu
Love came down at Christmas
Silent Night
Nativity Carol
Candlelight Carol
Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Wexford Carol
Deck the halls
Wassail, wassail all over the town
What cheer?
When Christ was born
Bethlehem Down
O come, O come Emmanuel
In the bleak midwinter
I wonder as I wander
Unto us is born a Son
While shepherds watched their flocks
The truth sent from above
Angels we have heard on high
The first Noel
I saw Three Ships
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
What sweeter music
Angels from the realms of glory
While shepherds watched their flocks by night
In dulci jubilo

Tallis Consort's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£715
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£850
Wedding proposal4 musicians
To perform one piece of your choosing for you and your significant other!
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Funeral service4 musicians
Music throughout the ceremony as prescribed. Up to 4 hymns and 2 anthems.
Christmas Carols - Corporate Event4 musicians
Up to 2 sets of 30 minutes of Christmas music while guests arrive, background music, or a more formal performance.
Soloists4 musicians
A quartet of soloists for your concert.
Classical Concert4 musicians
2 x 30-minute slots concert program from four professional singers.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception4 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 30-minute performances at the drinks reception.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The intimacy of our ensemble is one of our strengths. We are all soloists in our own right but come together with our individual voices to form a robust, yet flexible sound as an ensemble which allows us to cater our sound to any venue or occasion. We are incredibly passionate about music and know how much it can uplift and enhance any special occasion.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As our singers are handpicked professionals from around the country, we have performed for many prestigious people and events in famous buildings. A few include The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, Lincoln Cathedral, singing live for the BBC on TV and Radio, performed with other professionals such as Aled Jones, and sung for King Charles III.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We each have our musical idols, and we are able to craft our own unique sound through our own inspiration rather than wanting to sound like another ensemble. We mix younger, emerging professional voices with more mature, experienced voices to create a blend with bite and a shared ethos of loving music and sharing it with people.

Do you have different line-up options?

We can provide a mixture of singers tailored to your individual event. However, we typically perform as a quartet (four voices). Also, if you'd like us to sing with accompaniment (for a church service, for example), we can work with an accompanist linked to the church, or provide our own for an additional fee.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Not a problem, we can alter this as required to suit you. Just keep us in the loop!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

This isn't typically a service we provide, but please don't hesitate to contact us!

How much time do you need to set up?

This can vary on the day but we usually need on average around 30 minutes. We will be on hand on the day and before your guests arrive. We will also be on hand to rehearse with any accompaniment (organist or string quartet) on the day, but we will organise this on your behalf so your day can run faultlessly.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Typically, the choir perform from a fixed position. However, we are very comfortable in processing whilst we perform. You may wish for us to sing and process (walk) at the beginning of your service. We are also happy to perform from various positions at your event.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists give you a brief glance at our expansive repertoire. The choir is a handpicked selection of the finest professional singers. Therefore, if you would like something not on our set list, the chances are that we either know it, or can learn it!

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Our set lists give you an idea of our usual music. Once booked, you will receive a consultation to discuss your musical preferences and vision. You can then inform us of any specific requests or special pieces you may want!
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Early music, Contemporary classical, Opera, Renaissance
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Event types:
Church service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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