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Glowing reviews for recent recordings

Posted on 31st May 2016

L'Estrange Sessions 1 - April 2015

Tenebrae recording ‘On Eagles’ Wings’ – April 2015

Tenebrae is delighted to have received glowing reviews for the choir’s recent recordings of works by Alexander L’Estrange, Ola Gjeilo and Bob Chilcott. Described as “classic Tenebrae”, Gramophone Magazine praised Tenebrae Consort’s recording of Chilcott’s songs and arrangements on Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars for having “faultless tuning, perfect blend, pure soprano sound, all beautifully recorded.” The Guardian highlighted the Consort’s “exquisite singing” encouraging listeners to “kick your shoes off, sit back and enjoy.”

Gramophone Magazine also described Tenebrae’s latest release, On Eagles’ Wings featuring works by celebrated choral composer Alexander L’Estrange, as “sacred music written to be used…Tenebrae make excellent advocates for it.”

Signum’s current roster includes many excellent ensembles but the choral jewel in the crown is surely Tenebrae – Nigel Short’s outstanding chamber choir.

– Gramophone Magazine

Tenebrae’s collaboration with Voces8 for a disc of works by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo has gone from strength-to-strength since being Classic FM’s album of the week, remaining in the Specialist Classical Chart for the seventh week in a row.

Watch this space for more news about Tenebrae’s upcoming recording projects. The choir’s next release includes a selection of Part Songs from the British Isles on its own label, Bene Arte, marrying well-known works alongside less-familiar repertoire. You can hear an exclusive preview of Vaughan Williams’ ‘Over Hill, Over Dale’ here.

CDs and high-quality digital downloads can now be purchased for these albums through Tenebrae’s online shop.

Alexander L'EstrangeBob ChilcottClassic FMGramophoneOla GjeiloOn Eagles' WingsSun Moon Sea and StarsThe GuardianVoces8