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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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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


Wigmore Hall: Residency Announced!

18th November 2021

We’re delighted to announce our 2021-22 residency at one of London’s most iconic concert venues, Wigmore Hall, to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Launching on 2 December, Tenebrae will be joined by actor Juliet Stevenson in a spectacular... 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


Sir Roger Gifford

26th May 2021

It is with great sadness that we heard today of the passing of Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman of our Board of Trustees. Our first thoughts and prayers are with Clare and Roger’s family at this time, and to whom on behalf of myself, all our singers past ... continued


2,000 mile challenge!

28th April 2021

We are so pleased to be included among the 16 brilliant charities in the UK Simon at Charity Hikes is raising money for throughout 2021, with his walking challenge. Simon is aiming to raise £1,000 for each charity, by covering an incredible 2,000 miles, walking for 8 months!

Culture Recovery Funding

2nd April 2021

“We’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund. The past 12 months have been the most difficult in Tenebrae’s 20-year history, with concert work almost completely drying up, and support from the CRF ... continued


Lady Valerie Solti

2nd April 2021

Nigel Short writes:

It is with great sadness that we have learned of Lady Valerie Solti’s passing. Valerie was a most wonderful supporter and Patron of Tenebrae, a close friend of our late co-founder Barbara Pollock, and was with us every step of the... continued

Featured Events

Tuesday 8th February 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Sounds of the Solstice

20th Anniversary Tour

Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom

Saturday 19th February 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Russian Treasures

20th Anniversary Tour

Bern Munster

Bern Munster, 3000 Bern, Switzerland

Sunday 20th February 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Russian Treasures

20th Anniversary Tour

Kloster Fischingen

Kloster Fischingen, Fischingen, Switzerland

Friday 25th February 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Sounds of the Solstice

20th Anniversary Tour

Chiltern Arts Festival

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester, United Kingdom

Saturday 12th March 2022, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Max Richter VOICES

Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, United Kingdom

Embracing all things #winter with amazing music by @JoMarshComposer ❄️ Experience this piece live in concert at @wigmore_hall, in our #SoundsofSolstice concert on 8th Feb 🎟️ #tenebrae #choir #choral #concert