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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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Nigel's Blog

Nigel’s Anniversary Blog: January 2021

19th January 2022

I wonder how I might have reacted if, in 2001, someone had told me that Tenebrae would still exist in 20 years’ time. Not only that, but that we would have made nearly 40 recordings (winning a handful of awards along the way)... continued



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

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!

Featured Events

Wednesday 6th July 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Humanity & Liberty

20th Anniversary Tour

Oxford Festival of the Arts

St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford, United Kingdom

Tuesday 12th July 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Humanity & Liberty

20th Anniversary Tour

Cheltenham Music Festival

Tewskbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

Friday 22nd July 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wednesday 27th July 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bach, Victoria and MacMillan

20th Anniversary Tour

Music in Country Churches

St. Margaret’s Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Sunday 31st July 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This weekend we hop over the Channel to perform A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty in two stunning locations: the Abbey Church of Noirlac, Orval (Sat) & the Basilique Notre Dame-de-l'Epine, Evron👇 (Sun). Look out for photos from the singers over the weekend! 🇫🇷 🎟️