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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, 5 – 12 April 2020

Returning for a fourth successive year, St John’s Smith Square and Tenebrae are delighted to present the Holy Week Festival.

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Coronavirus-related concert cancellations

13th March 2020

We’re much saddened to share the news of the following concerts being cancelled due to the continued spread of coronavirus:

Oslo Internasjonale Kirkemusikkfestival – 17 March Klassik Sterne Rheinfelden – 3 April National Concert... continued
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BBC Culture in Quarantine

1st April 2020

We’re thrilled to share that as part of the BBC Arts festival, Culture in Quarantine, we are performing the first ever TV concert as a virtual choir. Our singers will record their individual parts from their enforced isolation at home and be uni... continued

Nigel's Blog

Nigel’s blog: March 2020

30th March 2020

Since the last time I wrote a blog our world has seemingly turned upside down. No-one can have escaped the effects of the current outbreak of COVID-19, and whilst we are mindful of those who need help most we are also, as musicians, sufferin... continued

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New Tenor Associate Artist

2nd March 2020

We’re thrilled to reveal that our newest Tenor Associate Artist for 2020-21 is to be Toby Ward. We held a couple of very successful days auditioning in February and are very glad to have Toby joining the remaining members of the current cohort,... continued

Blogs

Guest blog: Chris Watson

5th February 2020

I’m sitting in a well-known-yet-as-usual-slightly-disappointing coffee chain in Boston, reminiscing about the wonderful week I spent with my Tenebrae friends last month. It’s been three years since I left Europe and headed down-under to take ... continued

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So we have been busy working on something during the lockdown... https://t.co/ZHHCUo8G2o

  • So we have been working on a little something during the lockdown... #CultureinQuarantine #BBC4 Link in bio for more info ️ ....#tenebrae #concert #broadcast #bbc #lockdown #easter #sunday

    So we have been working on a little something during the lockdown… #CultureinQuarantine #BBC4 Link in bio for more info ️ ….#tenebrae #concert #broadcast #bbc #lockdown #easter #sunday
  • Something to cheer up your Sunday! Christ lag in Todes Banden from JS Bach’s Easter cantata of the same name (BWV 4) You can listen to our recording of this and the Fauré Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra on Spotify

    Something to cheer up your Sunday! Christ lag in Todes Banden from JS Bach’s Easter cantata of the same name (BWV 4) You can listen to our recording of this and the Fauré Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra on Spotify
  • CAN YOU HELP?Music lovers are probably already aware of the impact the current crisis is having on freelance musicians, who have lost the vast majority of their paid work for the foreseeable future. With the cancellation of our #HolyWeekFestival yesterday, we announced that all donations received in the coming weeks will be put towards providing some relief for our wonderful singers. We understand that many of you are also feeling the pressure at this difficult time, but if you do feel able to make a donation then please visit the link in our bio to find out more..Thanks so much to all our fantastic fans at this time. We are hugely grateful to each and every one of you for all your support, financial or otherwise 🏼. Sim Canetty-Clarke

    CAN YOU HELP?Music lovers are probably already aware of the impact the current crisis is having on freelance musicians, who have lost the vast majority of their paid work for the foreseeable future. With the cancellation of our #HolyWeekFestival yesterday, we announced that all donations received in the coming weeks will be put towards providing some relief for our wonderful singers. We understand that many of you are also feeling the pressure at this difficult time, but if you do feel able to make a donation then please visit the link in our bio to find out more..Thanks so much to all our fantastic fans at this time. We are hugely grateful to each and every one of you for all your support, financial or otherwise 🏼. Sim Canetty-Clarke
  • With much regret we share the news that @stjohnssmithsquare will be closed until at least 15 April 2020, and therefore the #HolyWeekFestival will not be taking place as planned. Please see advice on the SJSS website for further information, link in bio

    With much regret we share the news that @stjohnssmithsquare will be closed until at least 15 April 2020, and therefore the #HolyWeekFestival will not be taking place as planned. Please see advice on the SJSS website for further information, link in bio
  • A statement from @stjohnssmithsquare regarding #covid_19. These measures will apply for all #HolyWeekFestival events and please direct any ticket queries to the SJSS box office.

    A statement from @stjohnssmithsquare regarding #covid_19. These measures will apply for all #HolyWeekFestival events and please direct any ticket queries to the SJSS box office.
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Due to the ongoing movement restrictions in the UK due to the spread of COVID-19, we are unable to fulfil physical CD orders until further notice.

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