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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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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

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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

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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

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Associate Artist Scheme 19-20 Auditions

21st December 2018

We are now welcoming applications for three places on our Associate Artist Scheme for the 19-20 season. We are looking to fill the soprano, alto and bass spots – find out more about what the scheme entails here.

The opportunity is ... continued

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Our new General Manager!

10th December 2018

We are very pleased to share that Alexandra Davies will be succeeding Henry Southern as Tenebrae’s General Manager. Henry has been a wonderful colleague and ambassador for Tenebrae across the globe,  working tirelessly to promote the choir to whe... continued

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Associate Artists Appeal

23rd October 2018

Associate Artists 2018-2019: Bethany Partridge (Soprano), Elisabeth Paul (Alto), Benedict Flinn (Tenor), and Owain Park (Bass)

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

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Featured Events

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 8:00 pm

Le Chant du Coeur

Franziskanerkirche, Luzern, Switzerland

RT @EricWhitacre: This beautiful piece from one of my favorite choirs - @TenebraeChoir - was one of my first picks for Bliss Radio… https://t.co/EKhIKU7BYD

  • We’ve been away in #Nantes for the last couple of days, performing #PathofMiracles at the @lafollejournee_nantes. Thanks very much for having us, we had a brilliant time! .....#tour #tenebrae #france #choir #choral #music @jobytalbot #PoM

    We’ve been away in #Nantes for the last couple of days, performing #PathofMiracles at the @lafollejournee_nantes. Thanks very much for having us, we had a brilliant time! …..#tour #tenebrae #france #choir #choral #music @jobytalbot #PoM
  • Today we’re in the magnificent Oxford Town Hall performing Bach’s Mass in B Minor with @aamorchestra .....#tenebrae #concert #tour #uk #oxford #bach #bminormass

    Today we’re in the magnificent Oxford Town Hall performing Bach’s Mass in B Minor with @aamorchestra …..#tenebrae #concert #tour #uk #oxford #bach #bminormass
  • #tb to last year’s #SJSSHolyWeek. This week marks three months until the 2019 festival, where we’ll be celebrating Sir James MacMillan’s 60th birthday. All details available on our website, link in bio ️.....#tenebrae #holyweekfestival #2019 #jamesmacmillan #choir #choral #music @stjohnssmithsquare

    #tb to last year’s #SJSSHolyWeek. This week marks three months until the 2019 festival, where we’ll be celebrating Sir James MacMillan’s 60th birthday. All details available on our website, link in bio ️…..#tenebrae #holyweekfestival #2019 #jamesmacmillan #choir #choral #music @stjohnssmithsquare
  • Nigel started today with a workshop in Southend and later on this evening we’ll perform at The Plaza Centre, singing a programme of madrigals and Bob Chilcott arrangements from Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars......#tenebrae #concert #southend #choral #music #choir

    Nigel started today with a workshop in Southend and later on this evening we’ll perform at The Plaza Centre, singing a programme of madrigals and Bob Chilcott arrangements from Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars……#tenebrae #concert #southend #choral #music #choir
  • Rehearsal in Leeds for our programme of Victoria this evening at the Howard Assembly Rooms!.....#tenebrae #leeds #concert #tour #uk #choral #music #choir #victoria

    Rehearsal in Leeds for our programme of Victoria this evening at the Howard Assembly Rooms!…..#tenebrae #leeds #concert #tour #uk #choral #music #choir #victoria

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