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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: 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


Holy Week Festival 2021

22nd February 2021

A Moment of Stillness from the Heart of the City

Each year, we partner with St. John’s Smith Square to present our annual Holy Week Festival. Showcasing some of the world’s finest ensembles, this week-long programme celebrates the vast range of... continued


Nigel’s Blog: February 2021

15th February 2021

For this  #tenebraeunlocked edition of Nigel’s blog, he interviews the composer Judith Bingham. Her atmospheric and captivating piece The Drowned Lovers was written as a companion to Stanford’s The Bluebird, and features on our award-winn... continued

Featured Events

Thursday 12th August 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

England’s Finest

Gstaad Menuhin Festival

Kirche Saanen, Saanen, Switzerland

Friday 13th August 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Path of Miracles

Path of Miracles

Rheingau Music Festival

Kloster Eberbach, Eltville am Rhein – Basilika, Eltville am Rhein, Germany

Saturday 14th August 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bach Partita and Chorales

Rheingau Music Festival

Lutherkirche, Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

Saturday 14th August 2021, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Bach Partita and Chorales

Rheingau Music Festival

Lutherkirche, Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

Monday 23rd August 2021, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

Rocamadour Festival

Basilique St-Sauveur, Rocamadour, Rocamadour, France

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