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USA Tour 2019 Blog

Meet me in St Louis

18th November 2019

We’ve made it to day 8 and concert 6 of our USA tour and we have officially passed the halfway point. St. Louis was the first place on this tour that I was returning to after coming in March 2018 and I had mixed memories of the place.... continued

Blogs

The American Way

17th November 2019

Day 5 and, for most, the first and last rest day of the tour. Six plucky Tenebrae members (former and current Associate Artists + Jimmy) would give a workshop at the University of Maryland in the afternoon but more on that later! First came the chance t... continued

USA Tour 2019 Blog

Malvin McLorinan

15th November 2019

By the time we arrived in Maryland, we’d clocked up eighteen hours of coach travel. This has been a really civilised way to start the tour. It’s nice not to be rushing around airports, and to be able to look out of the window and see a... continued

USA Tour 2019 Blog

From one Carolina to another

13th November 2019

Day 4 of our tour across the states started earlier for some than others, with a couple of people heading out for an early run across Charleston’s beautiful coast. Luckily for me, the jet lag hasn’t hit too badly, so I enga... continued

USA Tour 2019 Blog

Let’s do the Charleston!

12th November 2019

Welcome to the second blog of this tour, coming to you from the coach somewhere between Charleston SC and Durham NC. It’s currently day 4 of my first tour to the US with Tenebrae and so far so good! Yesterday we were in the beautif... continued

USA Tour 2019 Blog

It’s Cauliflower

11th November 2019

Welcome to the first blog of Tenebrae’s current tour of the USA. This tour’s a mammoth one as we undertake 10 concerts in 10 different states in 13 days, and you’ll get to read all about it thanks to these blogs, written by members of... continued

News

Tenebrae return to Australia!

30th October 2019

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce our return to Australia in January 2020, where we’ll be performing in Melbourne and Sydney.

In Melbourne and Sydney we perform our award-winning interpretation of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Requiem Mass of ... continued

Blogs

Q+A with Joanna Marsh

14th October 2019

We’re thrilled that the wonderful composer Joanna Marsh is writing a new commission for us, to be premiered at Wigmore Hall on 1 December 2019. The new piece, In Winter’s House, is for male voices only and is written to sit alongside Britten’s Cere... continued

Nigel's Blog

Nigel’s blog: October 2019

11th October 2019

Since I last wrote the autumn has set in and the leaves are falling. The transition from summer has gone by in something of a blur as Tenebrae enjoyed its busiest September since we began performing nearly 20 years ago. In August we had tr... continued

Featured Events

Sunday 1st December 2019, 7:30 pm

A Ceremony of Carols

Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom

Monday 20th January 2020, 7:30 pm

Spanish Glories of the Sixteenth Century

Melbourne Recital Centre

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC 3006, Australia

Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 7:30 pm

Music of the Spheres

Sydney Festival

City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Saturday 15th February 2020, 8:00 pm

The Romantic Legacy of Renaissance Polyphony

Berner Münster, 3000 Bern, Switzerland

Saturday 7th March 2020, 7:30 pm

Fauré Requiem

Music at Oxford

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, United Kingdom

USA Tour blog no. 6 is up, thanks to @bethpartridge1 for the honours this time. Enjoy! https://t.co/xnBnep30LI

  • We loved performing in the INCREDIBLE @cathedralstlmo last night! Early start this morning to make it to the Lone Star State in time for tonight’s concert at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. 6pm, see you there!.#stlouis #dallas #texas #tenebrae #bingham #howells #parry #holst #finzi #gurney

    We loved performing in the INCREDIBLE @cathedralstlmo last night! Early start this morning to make it to the Lone Star State in time for tonight’s concert at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. 6pm, see you there!.#stlouis #dallas #texas #tenebrae #bingham #howells #parry #holst #finzi #gurney
  • We had a great time performing at @rockefeller_chapel for @uchicagopresents last night, in the presence of @jobytalbot, no less! And wonderful to work with the talented Hyde Park Chicago Children’s Choir on @owainpark’s Footsteps. Now for a crucial game of Bananagrams while we wait for our next flight to St Louis... ..#chicago #stlouis #choir #tour #pathofmiracles #footsteps #bananagram

    We had a great time performing at @rockefeller_chapel for @uchicagopresents last night, in the presence of @jobytalbot, no less! And wonderful to work with the talented Hyde Park Chicago Children’s Choir on @owainpark’s Footsteps. Now for a crucial game of Bananagrams while we wait for our next flight to St Louis… ..#chicago #stlouis #choir #tour #pathofmiracles #footsteps #bananagram
  • #CHICAGO. Very excited to perform #pathofmiracles in this stunning space tonight! Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 7:30pm. Pre-concert talk by @jobytalbot and Nigel Short at 6:30pm. Don’t miss it. ..#illinois #choir #tour #rockefellerchapel #newmusic

    #CHICAGO. Very excited to perform #pathofmiracles in this stunning space tonight! Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 7:30pm. Pre-concert talk by @jobytalbot and Nigel Short at 6:30pm. Don’t miss it. ..#illinois #choir #tour #rockefellerchapel #newmusic
  • Five go to Washington D.C. Day off here in the U.S. of A, and what a gorgeous day it was! Next stop Chicago, where we’ll be performing Path of Miracles at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 15 Nov at 7:30pm. ..#washingtondc #washingtonmonument #famousfive #choir #tour #dayoff #touristing #nofilter

    Five go to Washington D.C. Day off here in the U.S. of A, and what a gorgeous day it was! Next stop Chicago, where we’ll be performing Path of Miracles at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 15 Nov at 7:30pm. ..#washingtondc #washingtonmonument #famousfive #choir #tour #dayoff #touristing #nofilter
  • Lovely to work with students from @univofmaryland this afternoon, singing some gorgeous Brahms. Thanks so much for having us! We hope to be back soon... #choir #tour #brahms #maryland

    Lovely to work with students from @univofmaryland this afternoon, singing some gorgeous Brahms. Thanks so much for having us! We hope to be back soon… #choir #tour #brahms #maryland
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