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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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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

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Associate Artists Appeal Launch

6th September 2019

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

Having admired Tenebrae for a long time, it has been a real privilege to sing and work with such a talented group of musicians. They have been a... continued

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USA Tour November 2019

1st August 2019

We’re very excited to announce that Tenebrae will be returning to the United States for an extensive tour in November 2019. We will be visiting the University of Georgia in Athens, GA; Charleston; Duke University in Durham, NC; University of Mary... continued

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5* Review from The Times

23rd July 2019

On Monday 15th July, we performed our signature Russian Treasures programme to a packed St. Bartholomew-the-Great. The Times reviewed it and have this to say:

“The night was launched by Rachmaninov selections, couched in long phrases and the crea... continued

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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

Featured Events

Sunday 1st December 2019, 7:30 pm

A Ceremony of Carols

Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom

Saturday 7th March 2020, 7:30 pm

Fauré Requiem

Music at Oxford

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, United Kingdom

The wonderful @JoMarshComposer has written a new piece for us, to be premiered at @wigmore_hall in December. Find o… https://t.co/DnCpSj38ZV

  • Rehearsing in Iglesia de San Agustin in Santiago this afternoon, ready for Path of Miracles tonight ......#tenebrae #concert #santiago #pathofmiracles #jobytalbot #choir #choral #music #tour #tourlife

    Rehearsing in Iglesia de San Agustin in Santiago this afternoon, ready for Path of Miracles tonight ……#tenebrae #concert #santiago #pathofmiracles #jobytalbot #choir #choral #music #tour #tourlife
  • Today is the day... Path of Miracles in its spiritual home of Santiago. Tonight at 21:00 for @_martinrandalltravel .....#tenebrae #tour #tourlife #santiago #pathofmiracles #choir #choral #music #jobytalbot

    Today is the day… Path of Miracles in its spiritual home of Santiago. Tonight at 21:00 for @_martinrandalltravel …..#tenebrae #tour #tourlife #santiago #pathofmiracles #choir #choral #music #jobytalbot
  • We’ve arrived in a rather rainy and wet Santiago for our joint concert with @choirofclarecollege for @_martinrandalltravel tonight. A programme of renaissance music including Tallis’ Spem in Alium, the Allegri Miserere and more!.....#tenebrae #concert #tour #tourlife #santiago #spain #camino #choir #choral #music

    We’ve arrived in a rather rainy and wet Santiago for our joint concert with @choirofclarecollege for @_martinrandalltravel tonight. A programme of renaissance music including Tallis’ Spem in Alium, the Allegri Miserere and more!…..#tenebrae #concert #tour #tourlife #santiago #spain #camino #choir #choral #music
  • Today we’re in the unbelievably beautiful Parador de Santo Estevo singing a programme of Russian music for @_martinrandalltravel .....#tenebrae #concert #rehearsal #spain #santoestevo #parador #choir #choral #music

    Today we’re in the unbelievably beautiful Parador de Santo Estevo singing a programme of Russian music for @_martinrandalltravel …..#tenebrae #concert #rehearsal #spain #santoestevo #parador #choir #choral #music
  • Today we’re rehearsing with the wonderful Alumni of @choirofclarecollege ahead of our concert with them in Santiago on Sunday for @_martinrandalltravel. A programme of renaissance music including Tallis’ Spem in alium, the Allegri Miserere and Brumel Earthquake Mass .....#Tenebrae #concert #tour #rehearsal #clarecollege #choir #choral #music

    Today we’re rehearsing with the wonderful Alumni of @choirofclarecollege ahead of our concert with them in Santiago on Sunday for @_martinrandalltravel. A programme of renaissance music including Tallis’ Spem in alium, the Allegri Miserere and Brumel Earthquake Mass …..#Tenebrae #concert #tour #rehearsal #clarecollege #choir #choral #music
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