Tomás Luis de Victoria

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Born: 1548-1611
Nationality: Spanish
Education/Training:
choirboy in Ávila Cathedral;  where he is thought to have learned organ; earned a grant from King Philip II of Spain to travel to Rome to be study singing at the Jesuit Collegio Germanico, where he possibly studied with Palestrina
Best Known For:
being one of the most famous 16th century composers in Spain; one of the most important church composers of his day, along with Palestrina and de Lassus
Notable Compositions:
composed only sacred music, including Requiem Mass for Empress María, motets O vos omnes, Vere languores nostros, O magnum mysterium, Ave Maria, 16 settings of the Magnificat and 22 masses, in addition to many lamentations, responsories, and antiphons
Assignments:
hired by Collegio Germanico to teach music, and became maestro di cappella; ordained as a priest in 1575; chaplain at S Girolamo della Carita; returned to Spain as the personal chaplain to Dowager Empress María, sister to Philip II, at  Monasterio de las Descalzas de S Clara, where he became organist after her death
Curious Facts:
an organist as well as a Catholic priest
REPERTOIRE : Officium Defunctorum (Requiem)
CONCERTDATES
Spanish Renaissance and Mexican Baroque 02/10/2008
REPERTOIRE : O Magnum Mysterium
CONCERTDATES
College Choir Festival 11/13/2004
Home for the Holidays 12/17/1995
Christmas with the Chorale 12/15/1973
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Music 02/15/1970
The Ascending Voice III: An International Symposium of Sacred A Cappella Music 05/09/2013
Rejoice! A Cappella Christmas 12/14/2014
San Diego Concert 12/11/1977
North American Congress of the Laity Concert 02/17/1978
REPERTOIRE : Regina Coeli
CONCERTDATES
World Festival of Sacred Music-Los Angeles 09/26/2002
REPERTOIRE : Regina ceali laetare
CONCERTDATES
Los Angeles Master Chorale Cappella Series 02/24/2002
Masters in the Chapel 05/12/2002
Los Angeles Master Chorale Cappella Series 02/24/2002
REPERTOIRE : Ave Maria
CONCERTDATES
Golden Age of Choral Music 03/24/2001
From Chant to Broadway 08/05/1995
Canciones Para Los Angeles 11/19/1994
Echoes of the Renaissance 05/02/1992
A Holiday Garland 12/14/1991
A Holiday Garland 12/15/1991
Renaissance/Baroque Festival 02/03/1979
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
A Cappella Concert 01/29/1977
LAMC Presents: Roger Wagner Chorale On Tour 04/17/1974
Choral Concerts for Young People 03/07/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 03/07/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
Christmas Echoes 12/15/1968
Pasadena Concert 12/21/1968
Christmas Concert 12/22/1967
50th Season Celebration 09/22/2013
Minimalist Masterworks 04/06/2014
Pasadena Concert 01/06/1967
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
Claremont Colleges Concert 03/25/1971
Fresno Musical Club Concert 10/17/1975
Grandpeople's Concert 04/16/1977
San Diego Concert 12/11/1977
REPERTOIRE : Eram Quasi Agnus Innocens
CONCERTDATES
Echoes of the Renaissance 05/02/1992
REPERTOIRE : Victimae Paschali Laudes
CONCERTDATES
Echoes of the Renaissance 05/02/1992
REPERTOIRE : Vere Languores
CONCERTDATES
Roger Wagner at 70 01/21/1984
Renaissance/Baroque Festival 02/03/1979
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Music 02/15/1970
Renaissance: Reawakened 11/16/2014
REPERTOIRE : Hodie Christus Natus Est
CONCERTDATES
1976 Christmas Concert 12/18/1976
1976 Christmas Concert 12/19/1976
REPERTOIRE : Salve Regina
CONCERTDATES
Glories of the Renaissance 01/19/1974
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Music 02/15/1970
REPERTOIRE : Duo Seraphim
CONCERTDATES
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Music 02/15/1970
REPERTOIRE : Tanabrae Factae Sunt
CONCERTDATES
LAMC Presents: The Vienna Choir Boys 02/09/1985
REPERTOIRE : Gaudent in coelis
CONCERTDATES
Renaissance: Reawakened 11/16/2014
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