NEWS & MEDIA

  • EPU releases new album on Deutsche Grammophon

    02/06/2014

    2014 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of artist El Greco. To mark this anniversary, Ensemble Plus Ultra, the award winning

    British vocal ensemble, have released a new album of music with a connection to the city of Toledo, where El Greco spent 37 years of his life living and working. The disc is the latest release from Ensemble Plus Ultra on the Deutsche Grammophon label, and follows their hugely successful 10 CD box set of the music of Tomas Luis de Victoria, which won the Gramophone Award for Early Music in 2012. On the new album composers including Cristóbal do Morales, Alonso Lobo, Alonso de Tejeda and Francisco Guerrero are featured, and many of the tracks are world premier recordings. It was featured as 'Album of the Week' on Classic FM last week by John Suchet.
  • EPU recording is Classic FM Album of the Week

    19/05/2014

    Our new recording, From Spain to Eternity is featured this week as John Suchet’s Album of the Week on Classic FM.

    Just after 10am each morning John will play a different track from the new album, due for release by Deutsche Grammophon on 2 June 2014. More details about the disc will appear on the website soon.
  • Ensemble Plus Ultra films Morales in Toledo Cathedral

    04/04/2014

    Ensemble Plus Ultra were in Toledo in Spain during April to film sections of masses and magnificats by Cristóbal de Morales (who was Maestro de

    Capella at the Cathedral in Toledo). In addition, the Ensemble provided the music at a Requiem mass on the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, attended by Spanish dignitaries and over 1000 local Toledans. This mass was the centrepiece of a year long festival marking the anniversary of the artists death.
  • Recital and Reception at Spanish Embassy in London

    02/04/2014

    The Spanish Ambassador to London hosted a recital and reception at the residence of the Spanish Embassy in London prior to Ensemble Plus Ultra

    performing at a special requiem mass to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco in Toledo. The Ensemble sang music from its new album 'From Spain to Eternity', and an invited audience of Anglo-Spanish dignitaries enjoyed a reception of fine Spanish food and wine.
  • Ensemble Plus Ultra USA Tour 2013

    30/12/2013

    Ensemble Plus Ultra will return to the United States in November 2013 for another tour, with performances and workshops in Boston, New York and Charlo

    ttesville. For further information, and details of performance dates please see our diary page.
  • Ensemble Plus Ultra Wins 2012 Gramophone Award for Early Music

    30/09/2012

    At the Gramophone Awards in September 2012 Ensemble Plus Ultra won the Early Music category for their 10-disc box set of music by Spanish master Tomas

    Luis de Victoria, released on the Deutsche Grammophon Archiv label. The collection was recorded over a period of two years, in venues including Tordesillas, Lerma, London and Cambridge. The award was presented to David Martin by composer and conductor Eric Whitacre.

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