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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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Holy Week Festival, 14 – 20 April 2019

Tenebrae and St John’s Smith Square proudly present a vast range of sacred music in celebration of Holy Week

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Associate Artists Appeal

23rd October 2018

Associate Artists 2018-2019: Bethany Partridge (Soprano), Elisabeth Paul (Alto), Benedict Flinn (Tenor), and Owain Park (Bass)

A flagship programme to develop the most talented young-professional choral singers in the UK.

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Our new General Manager!

10th December 2018

We are very pleased to share that Alexandra Davies will be succeeding Henry Southern as Tenebrae’s General Manager. Henry has been a wonderful colleague and ambassador for Tenebrae across the globe,  working tirelessly to promote the choir to whe... continued

Nigel's Blog

Summer 2018

3rd October 2018

Església de Sant Genís, Torroella de Montgrí

Crumbs, it’s been ages since I wrote one of these so here goes, I just hope my memory serves me well for some of the performances that were a few months ago…

We had a steaming return to SJSS on J... continued

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Guest Blog: Martha McLorinan

30th August 2018

I first discovered the music of Ivor Gurney when I was in my first year at music college and heard Sleep performed in a lunchtime recital. I immediately fell in love with the piece. I remember thinking that it was utterly perfect, and headin... continued

Featured Events

Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:15 pm

Spanish Glories of the Sixteenth Century

Opera North

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, United Kingdom

Friday 1st February 2019, 7:30 pm

Bach: Mass in B Minor

Music at Oxford

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Rehearsal is underway at @kingsplacelondon. Our Christmas programme, A Very English Christmas, will be getting underway at 8pm.....#tenebrae #concert #christmas #kingsplace #london #choir #choral #music #december #advent

    Rehearsal is underway at @kingsplacelondon. Our Christmas programme, A Very English Christmas, will be getting underway at 8pm…..#tenebrae #concert #christmas #kingsplace #london #choir #choral #music #december #advent
  • We have another group out on tour this week, this time in chilly Switzerland performing our Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars programme. Catch them tonight in Appenzell! 📸 @joforbeslestrange .....#Tenebrae #tour #tourlife #switzerland #mountains #acapella #christmas

    We have another group out on tour this week, this time in chilly Switzerland performing our Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars programme. Catch them tonight in Appenzell! 📸 @joforbeslestrange …..#Tenebrae #tour #tourlife #switzerland #mountains #acapella #christmas
  • @spotify have just added us to their #ClassicalChristmas playlist! Check it out on Spotify ️🏻.....#christmas #christmasmusic #tenebrae #spotify #playlists #classicalmusic #choral #choralmusic #choir

    @spotify have just added us to their #ClassicalChristmas playlist! Check it out on Spotify ️🏻…..#christmas #christmasmusic #tenebrae #spotify #playlists #classicalmusic #choral #choralmusic #choir
  • Who recognises where we are today??... 🧐First carol concert of the season with @lhhpenna .....#tenebrae #concert #carols #christmasstartshere #advent #december

    Who recognises where we are today??… 🧐First carol concert of the season with @lhhpenna …..#tenebrae #concert #carols #christmasstartshere #advent #december
  • Christmas starts here! We’re rehearsing for the festive season this morning ahead of our many concerts in December. Hope to see you at one of those very soon! .....#tenebrae #concert #rehearsal #christmas #music #christmasiscoming #choir #festive

    Christmas starts here! We’re rehearsing for the festive season this morning ahead of our many concerts in December. Hope to see you at one of those very soon! …..#tenebrae #concert #rehearsal #christmas #music #christmasiscoming #choir #festive

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