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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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A Moment of Stillness from the Heart of the City
Holy Week Festival
28 March – 5 April 2021

Showcasing some of the world’s finest ensembles, this week-long programme celebrates the vast range of music composed for Lent and Easter. Following the cancellation of our 2020 festival due to the pandemic, this year we’re taking a specially designed collection of unique performances and atmospheric liturgical events online, free for everyone to enjoy! #HolyWeekFestival

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Culture Recovery Funding

2nd April 2021

“We’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund. The past 12 months have been the most difficult in Tenebrae’s 20-year history, with concert work almost completely drying up, and support from the CRF ... continued


Lady Valerie Solti

2nd April 2021

Nigel Short writes:

It is with great sadness that we have learned of Lady Valerie Solti’s passing. Valerie was a most wonderful supporter and Patron of Tenebrae, a close friend of our late co-founder Barbara Pollock, and was with us every step of the... continued


Holy Week Festival 2021

22nd February 2021

A Moment of Stillness from the Heart of the City

Each year, we partner with St. John’s Smith Square to present our annual Holy Week Festival. Showcasing some of the world’s finest ensembles, this week-long programme celebrates the vast range of... continued


Nigel’s Blog: February 2021

15th February 2021

For this  #tenebraeunlocked edition of Nigel’s blog, he interviews the composer Judith Bingham. Her atmospheric and captivating piece The Drowned Lovers was written as a companion to Stanford’s The Bluebird, and features on our award-winn... continued


Available Now – Tenebrae Unlocked

18th November 2020

The first concert in our new film series Tenebrae Unlocked is now available to stream online! Click here to purchase your ticket.

The programmes we have chosen reflect much of the music that Tenebrae has performed and recorded over the... continued

Featured Events

Friday 4th June 2021, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tuesday 6th July 2021, 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

St. Albans International Organ Festival

St Albans Cathedral Sumpter Yard St Albans Hertfordshire, St Albans, United Kingdom

Thursday 12th August 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

England’s Finest

Gstaad Menuhin Festival

Kirche Saanen, Saanen, Switzerland

Friday 13th August 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Path of Miracles

Path of Miracles

Rheingau Music Festival

Kloster Eberbach, Eltville am Rhein – Basilika, Eltville am Rhein, Germany

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