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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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News

2019 Proms Announcement

17th April 2019

We’re very pleased to share that we’ll be performing as part of the BBC Proms this summer! We’re part of the Late-Night Mixtape Prom on Tue 13 August, alongside 12 Ensemble and other artists.

Tickets will be available to purchase from Saturday 11 May and the full details about the concert are available on the BBC Proms website here.

Blogs

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

News

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

Blogs

Holy Week Festival Q+A: Tom Herring, SANSARA

29th March 2019

What inspired the programme you’re bringing to the Holy Week Festival? Tell us a bit about the music and what we should listen out for.

Northern Rites is a programme that combines music by James MacMillan with pieces and arrange... continued

Featured Events

Monday 15th July 2019, 7:30 pm

Russian Treasures

St Bartholomew-the-Great, London, United Kingdom

Tuesday 13th August 2019, 10:15 pm - 11:30 pm

BBC Proms 2019

BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London , United Kingdom

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 8:00 pm

LE CHANT DU C(H)ŒUR

Franziskanerkirche, Luzern, Switzerland

Here we are in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, performing tonight our Medieval chant and Lamentations programme at… https://t.co/HsXu81UGxv

  • Here we are in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, performing tonight our Medieval chant and Lamentations programme at 8pm with Pipeworks Festival .....#tenebrae #consort #concert #chant #plainchant #dublin #cathedral #medieval

    Here we are in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, performing tonight our Medieval chant and Lamentations programme at 8pm with Pipeworks Festival …..#tenebrae #consort #concert #chant #plainchant #dublin #cathedral #medieval
  • #TBT to our performance of #Handel #Messiah with the fantastic @aamorchestra last weekend. Full standing ovation from the wonderful audience at Martkirche in Halle, where Handel was baptised!! 😮️

    #TBT to our performance of #Handel #Messiah with the fantastic @aamorchestra last weekend. Full standing ovation from the wonderful audience at Martkirche in Halle, where Handel was baptised!! 😮️
  • What do you do when the choir are stuck behind a locked gate in the interval? Have them climb over of course! .....#tenebrae #concert #shenanigans #interval #lockedin #messiah

    What do you do when the choir are stuck behind a locked gate in the interval? Have them climb over of course! …..#tenebrae #concert #shenanigans #interval #lockedin #messiah
  • We’ve arrived in Halle for the Handel Festival and we’re very lucky to be performing in the church where Handel was baptised, the Marktkirche. We’re performing Handel’s Messiah with @aamorchestra, 7pm tonight!.....#tenebrae #concert #aam #handel #messiah #halle #handelfestival

    We’ve arrived in Halle for the Handel Festival and we’re very lucky to be performing in the church where Handel was baptised, the Marktkirche. We’re performing Handel’s Messiah with @aamorchestra, 7pm tonight!…..#tenebrae #concert #aam #handel #messiah #halle #handelfestival
  • Soloists prior rehearsal today with @aamorchestra for our quick trip to Halle for the Handel Festival on Saturday. Great to be performing the Messiah again! .....#tenebrae #concert #rehearsal #messiah #handel #aamorchestra #halle

    Soloists prior rehearsal today with @aamorchestra for our quick trip to Halle for the Handel Festival on Saturday. Great to be performing the Messiah again! …..#tenebrae #concert #rehearsal #messiah #handel #aamorchestra #halle

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