Concert Diary

30th Jan 2014, 19:30Venue: St James Church, Spanish Place22 George St, London W1U 3QY
Programme: Russian Treasures

Tickets: £15, £25 or £40 VIP*, Students: £8, OAPs: £18

*VIP *£40 VIP Tickets: limited availability - holders will receive a signed copy of Tenebrae’s new Russian Treasures album and will be entitled to priority seating with the opportunity to meet with director Nigel Short and members of choir after the concert

There is a wealth of choral music associated with the liturgy from the Eastern Orthodox Churches, dating back to the 16th Century and evolving more-or-less uninterrupted until the sudden decline in the Church's fortunes which accompanied the Bolshevik Rebellion in 1917. This programme includes works from two of the greatest names in Russian music, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, but also some gems by far less well known composers, such as Chesnokov, Golovanov and Kalinnikov, rarely sung outside Russia.

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Rachmaninov - Priidite, poklonimsia  from All-Night Vigil
Rachmaninov - Blagoslovenie and Velikaya Yektenia from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Rachmaninov - Blazhen muzh   from All-Night Vigil
Gretchaninov - Nïne silï nebesïya
Rachmaninov - Heruvimskaya pesn  from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Chesnokov - Tebe poyem
Golovanov - Otche nash
Rachmaninov - Bogoroditse Devo   from All-Night Vigil
Rachmaninov - Prositelnaya Yektenia from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Chesnokov - Heruvimskaya pesn 
Golovanov - Heruvimskaya pesn
Chesnokov - Svete tihiy
Golovanov - Slava Ottsu (Yedinorodnï) 
Rachmaninov - Otche nash   from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Rachmaninov - Nïne otpushchayeshï   from All-Night Vigil
Kalinnikov - Svete tihiy
Tchaikovsky - Legend (The Crown of Roses)
Kedrov - Otche nash
Rachmaninov - Vzbrannoy voyevode   from All-Night Vigil