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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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Blogs

Holy Week Festival Q&A: Sir James MacMillan

15th March 2019

As a composer-conductor, what are the some of the differences between conducting your own music and listening to others’ interpretations? Do you have a preference?

When I conduct a piece of my own, I have to learn it from scratc... continued

News

New Tenebrae Associate Artists for 2019-2020

6th March 2019

Congratulations to Victoria Meteyard, Hannah King and Joseph Edwards who will be joining Benedict Flinn as Tenebrae Associate Artists from September 2019.

In addition to performing with the choir in concerts across the UK and... continued

Nigel's Blog

Nigel’s Blog: February 2019

7th February 2019

Happy new year to all. Hope you’ve put on loads of weight with excessive amounts of good cheer and the like and are now enjoying the effects after a cleansing January. I’m certainly not!

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you all wi... continued

Blogs

Guest Blog: Benedict Flinn – Associate Artist

11th January 2019

A youthful Tenebrae consort made our way on December 2nd for our first of two weeks in France. The trip would involve five concerts in Marseille and Provence, and a final sixth concert in Aix-en-Provence with the full Tenebrae ... continued

Nigel's Blog

Tis the season to be… busy

21st December 2018

The choir take a bow at Kings Place, 13 Dec 2019.

Tenebrae’s busiest ever month and one which sees the choir perform at no fewer than 22 engagements, including concerts in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy and of course the UK.

It has b... continued

Featured Events

Wednesday 17th April 2019, 10:15 pm

Liturgical Event I

Holy Week Festival 2019

Tenebrae Holy Week Festival

St John’s Smith Square, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 18th April 2019, 10:15 pm

Liturgical Event II

Holy Week Festival 2019

Tenebrae Holy Week Festival

St John’s Smith Square, London, United Kingdom

Friday 19th April 2019, 8:00 pm

Friday 19th April 2019, 10:15 pm

Liturgical Event III

Holy Week Festival 2019

Tenebrae Holy Week Festival

St John’s Smith Square, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 8:00 pm

LE CHANT DU C(H)ŒUR

Franziskanerkirche, Luzern, Switzerland

Another Holy Week Festival blog has just gone live on our website, this time from Patrick Allies of Siglo de Oro -… https://t.co/JVKtLRo9yb

  • Nigel discussing the idea behind the Holy Week Festival at @stjohnssmithsquare and highlighting some of the wonderful artists performing. See the full festival offering at the link in bio ️ #SJSSHolyWeek #JMacMillan60.....#tenebrae #holyweekfestival #festival #easter #music #choir #choral #music #singing #macmillan

    Nigel discussing the idea behind the Holy Week Festival at @stjohnssmithsquare and highlighting some of the wonderful artists performing. See the full festival offering at the link in bio ️ #SJSSHolyWeek #JMacMillan60…..#tenebrae #holyweekfestival #festival #easter #music #choir #choral #music #singing #macmillan
  • Amazing the things you dig up in an office move... Can anyone name the singers here?!.....#tbt #oldphoto #officeclearout #officemove

    Amazing the things you dig up in an office move… Can anyone name the singers here?!…..#tbt #oldphoto #officeclearout #officemove
  • Look what’s just arrived in the office! We’re performing this with @brittensinfonia1 on Good Friday (19 April) as part of our Holy Week Festival at @stjohnssmithsquare. Book your tickets now to see this stunning work - link in bio ️ #SJSSHolyWeek #JMacMillan60.....#tenebrae #concert #choral #music #macmillan #holyweek #holyweekfestival #goodfriday #easter

    Look what’s just arrived in the office! We’re performing this with @brittensinfonia1 on Good Friday (19 April) as part of our Holy Week Festival at @stjohnssmithsquare. Book your tickets now to see this stunning work – link in bio ️ #SJSSHolyWeek #JMacMillan60…..#tenebrae #concert #choral #music #macmillan #holyweek #holyweekfestival #goodfriday #easter
  • NEWSFLASH!!  We are thrilled to announce 3 new Associate Artists for 2019/20: Victoria Meteyard, Hannah King & Joseph Edwards will join current Associate Artist Benedict Flinn from September. Congratulations all - we're excited to welcome you to the team!

    NEWSFLASH!! We are thrilled to announce 3 new Associate Artists for 2019/20: Victoria Meteyard, Hannah King & Joseph Edwards will join current Associate Artist Benedict Flinn from September. Congratulations all – we're excited to welcome you to the team!
  • Looking forward to doing this again in a few weeks time for our late night liturgical events. Check out the link in bio for all information on #SJSSHolyWeek ️.....#holyweek #festival @stjohnssmithsquare @holyweekfestival #tenebrae #latenight #liturgical #concerts #events

    Looking forward to doing this again in a few weeks time for our late night liturgical events. Check out the link in bio for all information on #SJSSHolyWeek ️…..#holyweek #festival @stjohnssmithsquare @holyweekfestival #tenebrae #latenight #liturgical #concerts #events

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