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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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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

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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

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 8:00 pm

LE CHANT DU C(H)ŒUR

Franziskanerkirche, Luzern, Switzerland

RT @erd_27: Getting a cappella-ready for Zurich jazz concert with brilliant 6 voice @TenebraeChoir Consort team tonight. Love s… https://t.co/3M7dnBOakP

  • Rehearsal today ahead of going to Switzerland tomorrow. Check out the website to see where we will be performing, and hopefully see you at a concert there! .....#tenebrae #concert #tour #poulenc #figurehumaine #switzerland #summer #festivals #choral #music

    Rehearsal today ahead of going to Switzerland tomorrow. Check out the website to see where we will be performing, and hopefully see you at a concert there! …..#tenebrae #concert #tour #poulenc #figurehumaine #switzerland #summer #festivals #choral #music
  • Rehearsing with @12ensemble this morning ahead of our BBC Prom tonight alongside @soumikdatta and @martinjamesbartlett If you can’t come to London, catch it live on BBC Radio 3 at 22:15.......#tenebrae #concert #prom #bbcproms #royalalberthall #12ensemble #soumikdatta #sarod #martinjamesbartlett #choir #choral #music

    Rehearsing with @12ensemble this morning ahead of our BBC Prom tonight alongside @soumikdatta and @martinjamesbartlett If you can’t come to London, catch it live on BBC Radio 3 at 22:15…….#tenebrae #concert #prom #bbcproms #royalalberthall #12ensemble #soumikdatta #sarod #martinjamesbartlett #choir #choral #music
  • 1 day to go! Rehearsal in the @royalalberthall today ahead of our Prom tomorrow night. Come along for a fantastic programme including #Tavener, #Bach, @soumikdatta and so much more, featuring our wonderful singers playing their tuned glasses!   @bbc_proms

    1 day to go! Rehearsal in the @royalalberthall today ahead of our Prom tomorrow night. Come along for a fantastic programme including #Tavener, #Bach, @soumikdatta and so much more, featuring our wonderful singers playing their tuned glasses! @bbc_proms
  • Has anyone mentioned that it’s quite hot today?  We’re very thankful in the office for our gorgeous rooftop garden which just about makes it bearable, courtesy of @thisisstorey. Phew! 🌳️.....#tenebrae #office #hot #rooftop #garden #ealing

    Has anyone mentioned that it’s quite hot today? We’re very thankful in the office for our gorgeous rooftop garden which just about makes it bearable, courtesy of @thisisstorey. Phew! 🌳️…..#tenebrae #office #hot #rooftop #garden #ealing
  • 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

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