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Holy Week Festival 2018 Highlights

2nd April 2018

We’re really pleased with how well the 2018 Holy Week Festival went. We had concerts from Ex Cathedra, Temple Church Choir, our own concert of Pärt’s Passio with Aurora Orchestra, a Come and Sing Messiah, Polyphony with the Britten Sinfonia and... continued

Nigel's Blog

No rest for the wicked

8th May 2018

Tenebrae performing at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, USA. Credit: Rene Zajner.

March took Tenebrae to the US for another tour of fabulous concert venues and ecclesiastical spaces. This time round we were performing Joby Talbot’s cho... continued

Blogs

Guest Blog: Elisabeth Paul – Associate Artist

9th April 2018

Well, what a crazy but musically rewarding month March has been. With the USA tour and the Holy Week Festival at St John’s Smith Square taking up much of the month, I’ve found a bit of time post-Easter to reflect on some of... continued

Blogs

Ann Arbor and our sporting tenors

14th March 2018

Our day in Ann Arbor, MI got off to a good start with a lie-in and, for me, a swim and the treat of going back to bed to catch up with some admin. Others took the opportunity to use the gym, or go out to the mall, or make the habitual ... continued

Featured Events

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 7:00 pm

Spanish Glories of the Sixteenth Century

Dorchester Arts

St Mary’s Church, Dorchester, United Kingdom

Saturday 16th June 2018, 7:30 pm

Bach: Light in the Dark

Solsberg Festival

St. Fridolins-Münster, Bad Säckingen, Germany

Friday 6th July 2018, 7:30 pm

Psalms & Prayers from the New World

London Season 2017-18

Americana '18

St John’s Smith Square, London, United Kingdom

Tune in to @SWR2 now to hear to our recent concert in Speyer. Kick off the #BankHolidayWeekend with a fantastic sel… https://t.co/KjRprvpuJQ

  • Rehearsing Judith Bingham’s A Walk with Ivor Gurney ahead of our concert at St John’s Kirk this evening as part of @perthfestivalscotland Elisabeth Paul, our mezzo soprano soloist, smashing out the top Gs on “Jupiter!” .....#bingham #ivorgurney #tenebrae #concert #rehearsal #perthfestival #perth #choir

    Rehearsing Judith Bingham’s A Walk with Ivor Gurney ahead of our concert at St John’s Kirk this evening as part of @perthfestivalscotland Elisabeth Paul, our mezzo soprano soloist, smashing out the top Gs on “Jupiter!” …..#bingham #ivorgurney #tenebrae #concert #rehearsal #perthfestival #perth #choir
  • ‪No rest for the wicked! Today we’re at @stedscath for the @Buryfestival. Another glorious Bach Mass in B Minor with the #academyofancientmusic! ‬

    ‪No rest for the wicked! Today we’re at @stedscath for the @Buryfestival. Another glorious Bach Mass in B Minor with the #academyofancientmusic! ‬
  • Rehearsal is underway for another Victoria programme this evening, including the Tenebrae Responsories and Requiem. We’re in St Joseph’s Church, Speyer, Germany at 20:00 as part of the @SWRFestspiele.....#tenebrae #tour #touring #concert #victoria #speyer #swrfestpiele #rehearsal

    Rehearsal is underway for another Victoria programme this evening, including the Tenebrae Responsories and Requiem. We’re in St Joseph’s Church, Speyer, Germany at 20:00 as part of the @SWRFestspiele…..#tenebrae #tour #touring #concert #victoria #speyer #swrfestpiele #rehearsal
  • Thanks Regensburg for such a fantastic response after our concert last night! A beautiful venue with such a wonderful acoustic - perfect for our Victoria programme. We’re now on our way to Speyer for this evening’s concert - see you there! .....#tenebrae #tour #germany #concert #applause #standingovation #acoustic  #echo

    Thanks Regensburg for such a fantastic response after our concert last night! A beautiful venue with such a wonderful acoustic – perfect for our Victoria programme. We’re now on our way to Speyer for this evening’s concert – see you there! …..#tenebrae #tour #germany #concert #applause #standingovation #acoustic #echo
  • A beautiful setting for our workshop on @owainpark’s Footsteps at Eton College for the MMA Conference this weekend. Thanks for having us! .....#workshop #tenebrae #mmaconference #eton

    A beautiful setting for our workshop on @owainpark’s Footsteps at Eton College for the MMA Conference this weekend. Thanks for having us! …..#workshop #tenebrae #mmaconference #eton

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