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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


Handel: Messiah

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

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 5th October 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tenebrae Effect Workshop

Associate ArtistsWorkshops

Guernsey Choral Festival

St. Stephen’s Church, St. Peter Port, United Kingdom

Thursday 6th October 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars

20th Anniversary Tour

Guernsey Choral Festival

St James Concert and Assembly Hall, St. Peter Port, United Kingdom

Sunday 16th October 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Path of Miracles

20th Anniversary TourPath of Miracles

Via Aeterna

Abbatiale du Mont-Saint-Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, France

Thursday 20th October 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Path of Miracles

20th Anniversary TourPath of Miracles

St. Martin in the Fields

St. Martin in the Fields, London, United Kingdom

Sunday 6th November 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

USA Tour 2022

St. Andrew's Chapel

St. Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, United States

If you enjoyed hearing @bobchilcott's Shepherd's Carol last week, you might like to know that Sun, Moon Sea & Stars (our Chilcott-centred programme) tours to Guernsey Choral Festival on Thursday. Includes arrs of The Beatles, Porter & Gershwin 🌞🌛🌊✨ 🎟️