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Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae,
under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision.


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Our Next Recording Project

15th July 2022

During spring 2023 we plan to tour and record a dramatic new programme, combining three of J. S. Bach’s iconic motets with contemporary works by Sir James MacMillan. Captured live in concert at Snape Maltings, this new album will featur... continued

Nigel's Blog

Nigel’s Anniversary Blog: January 2021

19th January 2022

I wonder how I might have reacted if, in 2001, someone had told me that Tenebrae would still exist in 20 years’ time. Not only that, but that we would have made nearly 40 recordings (winning a handful of awards along the way)... continued



19th November 2021

In our twentieth anniversary season, we celebrated Tenebrae’s sell-out debut at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg with a spectacular performance, featuring superstar soloists and the renowned Academy of Ancient Music:

Nigel Short conductor
Gr... continued

Nigel's Blog

Nigel’s Blog: September 2021

6th September 2021

It seems pretty surreal that these last few weeks have been as busy as any we’ve experienced over the last 20 years for Tenebrae. What with all the difficulties of international travel, it makes our list of venues all the more remarkable and ... continued

Nigel's Blog

Nigel’s Blog: July 2021

6th July 2021

Well, I find myself in the rather fortunate position of at least having something to write a blog about over these last few months. Slowly but surely it feels as if things are getting back to normal, at least in terms of having dates in the d... continued

Featured Events

Sunday 14th August 2022, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

20th Anniversary Tour

Musique et Nature

L’eglise du Chatelard, Le Chatelard, France

Monday 15th August 2022, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Queen of Heaven

20th Anniversary Tour

Festival de Rocamadour

Basilique St-Sauveur, Rocamadour, Rocamadour, France

Tuesday 16th August 2022, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Path of Miracles

20th Anniversary TourPath of Miracles

Festival de Rocamadour

Abbaye de Souillac, Pl. Pierre Betz, , Souillac, France

Thursday 18th August 2022, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Path of Miracles

20th Anniversary TourPath of Miracles

La Chaise Dieu

Collegiale Saint Bonnet le Château, Saint-Bonnet-le-Château, Loire, France

Friday 19th August 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

England’s Finest

20th Anniversary Tour

Rheingau Music Festival

Lutherkirche, Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

We performed @jamesmacm 'Tenebrae Responsories' in Holy Week @StJohnsSmithSq in 2019 📸👇. It's an "incredibly dramatic & challenging" work and one we're excited to work on again for our recording in 2023. Get involved👇 @crowdfunderuk #recording #choir