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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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2019 Proms Announcement

17th April 2019

We’re very pleased to share that we’ll be performing as part of the BBC Proms this summer! We’re part of the Late-Night Mixtape Prom on Tue 13 August, alongside 12 Ensemble and other artists.

Tickets will be available to purchase from Saturday 11 May and the full details about the concert are available on the BBC Proms website here.

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Dublin Medieval Chant and Lamentations Review

25th June 2019

We’re delighted to have received a fantastic review from Golden Plec of our performance in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral last week as part of the Pipeworks Festival.

“The sound is rich and magnetic, at a naturally-express... continued

Blogs

Now is the month of maying…

3rd June 2019

Here’s a round up of all we’ve been up to in a busy May this year. We started the month with a day of rehearsals for both the programmes we would be taking away on tour, and then straight on to Sherborne Abbey for our first concert on 4th May.... continued

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Upcoming summer tours

16th May 2019

We’re very pleased to be travelling on tour all over the UK and Europe this summer. Highlights include the Aldeburgh Festival on 9th June with a new programme of Byrd, Tallis and MacMillan, a Messiah with the Academy of Ancient Music in Halle for the Handel... continued

Featured Events

Tuesday 13th August 2019, 10:15 pm - 11:30 pm

BBC Proms 2019

BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London , United Kingdom

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 8:00 pm

LE CHANT DU C(H)ŒUR

Franziskanerkirche, Luzern, Switzerland

We flew out to Zamora in Spain this morning, and now time for rehearsal in Zamora Cathedral. Concert at 22:00 tomor… https://t.co/tRutyW210L

  • We flew out to Zamora in Spain this morning, and now time for rehearsal in Zamora Cathedral. Concert at 22:00 tomorrow night.....#tenebrae #concert #spain #zamora #rehearsal #choir #choral #music

    We flew out to Zamora in Spain this morning, and now time for rehearsal in Zamora Cathedral. Concert at 22:00 tomorrow night…..#tenebrae #concert #spain #zamora #rehearsal #choir #choral #music
  • Happy 60th Birthday to Sir James MacMillan, pictured here with Nigel during our #holyweekfestival in April. Have a wonderful day!

    Happy 60th Birthday to Sir James MacMillan, pictured here with Nigel during our #holyweekfestival in April. Have a wonderful day!
  • Our last rehearsal of Russian Treasures before our concert at St Bartholomew-the-Great tonight. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door so turn up at 7pm to guarantee a seat if you haven’t already!.....#tenebrae #concert #stbarts #stbartholomew #thegreat #russian #treasures #church #choral #music

    Our last rehearsal of Russian Treasures before our concert at St Bartholomew-the-Great tonight. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door so turn up at 7pm to guarantee a seat if you haven’t already!…..#tenebrae #concert #stbarts #stbartholomew #thegreat #russian #treasures #church #choral #music
  • We are happily sold out for tonight’s concert at St Bartholomew-the-Great. But don’t despair! We will be selling a limited amount of unsighted tickets to sit in the lady chapel for £5. Do arrive early to snap them up - doors are at 7pm - see you there! .....#tenebrae #concert #soldout #barts #stbartholomew #thegreat #church #russian #music

    We are happily sold out for tonight’s concert at St Bartholomew-the-Great. But don’t despair! We will be selling a limited amount of unsighted tickets to sit in the lady chapel for £5. Do arrive early to snap them up – doors are at 7pm – see you there! …..#tenebrae #concert #soldout #barts #stbartholomew #thegreat #church #russian #music
  • Here we are at Thaxted Parish Church today - Russian Treasures tonight at 7.30pm for the final concert of the Thaxted Festival. See you there! .....#tenebrae #concert #russian #treasures #choral #choir #music #church #festival

    Here we are at Thaxted Parish Church today – Russian Treasures tonight at 7.30pm for the final concert of the Thaxted Festival. See you there! …..#tenebrae #concert #russian #treasures #choral #choir #music #church #festival

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