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Alamire records the polychoral works of Hieronymus Praetorius

We are pleased to announce our latest release on the new dedicated early music label INVENTA, with the polychoral works of north German Renaissance composer Hieronymous Praetorius (1560-1629). The programme includes motets for 8 to 20 voices, and Alamire is joined by His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, and organists Stephen Farr. Recorded in St Augustine's Kilburn, London, and the cathedral of Roskilde in Denmark.

Gramophone announcement may be found here: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/resonus-classics-launc...


The Gramophone

Release Date: 
May 2019

Alamire performs Josquin in Zürich Early Music Festival

24 March 2019

Alamire makes it debut in Zürich at this year's Forum Alte Musik Festival. A programme of Josquin featuring the Missa D'ung aultre amer, motets and chansons. 5pm in St Peter's Church.


David Skinner to lead the 4th Assisi Summer School with RunBySingers

5 August 2018 - 12 August 2018

Limited places still available for experienced singers on this exceptional week of Renaissance polyphony from Germany, Spain, Italy and England! Full details and programme may be found here: https://www.runbysingers.org/assisi-singing-holiday

Alamire takes The Spy's Choirbook to Regensburg Early Music Festival

18 May 2018

Join Alamire and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble for a late night concert of our award-winning programme 'The Spy's Choirbook'. Tickets from the link below:


Thomas Tallis & Queen Katherine together again!

Tallis's greatest work, Gaude gloriosa dei mater, the Queen of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury's experimentation with the new English liturgy and Henry VIII's preparation for war. A startling collaboration that has only come to light had its airing during Holy Week, and the Obsidian recording is due for release in November 2017.

The story was featured on many news and media outlets. Follow the links for reports, audio, and video about the project:

BBC Breakfast Television
BBC Today Programme
BBC Music Magazine
Classic FM
The Telegraph

Release Date: 
Nov 2017

Thomas Tallis: Songs of Reformation at St John's Smith Square, London

14 April 2017

Ahead of our Obsidian recording of THOMAS TALLIS: SONGS OF REFORMATION in May, come and hear a sample of this glorious music at Tenebrae's Holy Week Festival at St John's Smith Square, London, on Good Friday, 14 April 2017.

Book tickets here:

L'homme arme: Josquin and Palestrina at the Cologne Early Music Festival

2 April 2017

Alamire closes the prestigious Cologne Early Music Festival with a programme of Josquin and Palestrina.

Sunday, 2 April 2017, 19.30
Trinitatiskirche, Cologne


BBC Music Award Nomination for Anne Boleyn's Songbook

Following the Limelight Award for best Vocal & Choral CD of 2015, Anne Boleyn's Songbook has been chosen from over 1200 CDs as one of three BBC Music Award nominations in the Choral category for 2016.

Winners for each category are chosen by public vote, so Alamire needs YOUR vote by heading to BBC Music Awards, clicking on 'Choral Award' and, should you agree, 'Anne Boleyn's Songbook'!

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 5 April at Kings Place, and in the May issue of BBC Music Magazine.

BBC Music Awards 2016
Release Date: 
Jan 2016

Globe success for Anne Boleyn's Songbook

Following a Gramophone Award for The Spy's Choirbook, Alamire's next project - Anne Boleyn's Songbook - is already receiving universal critical acclaim. Reviews of our recent sold out performances at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in Shakespeare's Globe, London, were posted by The Arts Desk and Planet Hugill. A feature also appeared on ITV News at Ten, while Classic FM ran an article featuring video clips of our rehearsals and samples from the CD, as well as a thoughtful report by Ivan Hewitt in The Telegraph. More recently a feature by David Skinner appeared in The Guardian.

Our next UK performance of Anne Boleyn's Songbook will be at Cadogan Hall on 17 March 2016.


ITV News at Ten

Release Date: 
Sep 2015


We are delighted to announce that The Spy's Choirbook has received the coveted Gramophone Early Music Award for 2015. The ceremony will take place in London on 17 September in St John's Smith Square.

For further information see: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/awards/2015/early-music

The Spy's Choirbook

The Gramophone

Release Date: 
Aug 2015
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