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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

Nigel’s Blog: November 2020

12th November 2020

Time for another update and I’m delighted and relieved to say we actually have plenty of recent activity to share with you!

The main event for Tenebrae during these first months of autumn was the filming of ‘Tenebrae Unlocked’, a series... continued

Nigel’s Blog: September 2020

16th September 2020

In these worrying times it’s quite a challenge to write a blog and make it all breezy and positive. I’d love to tell everyone that we have a full schedule of concerts up our sleeve, but of course that isn’t the case – for reasons o... continued

Nigel’s blog: June 2020

10th June 2020

Well, it seems rather odd to be writing a blog that relays nothing about recent exploits with Tenebrae. No concerts, no music. Thank heavens we live in a time where technology can at least help a bit with that. Like all other choirs we are ‘g... continued

Nigel’s blog: March 2020

30th March 2020

Since the last time I wrote a blog our world has seemingly turned upside down. No-one can have escaped the effects of the current outbreak of COVID-19, and whilst we are mindful of those who need help most we are also, as musicians, sufferin... continued

Nigel’s blog: October 2019

11th October 2019

Since I last wrote the autumn has set in and the leaves are falling. The transition from summer has gone by in something of a blur as Tenebrae enjoyed its busiest September since we began performing nearly 20 years ago. In August we had tr... continued

Nigel’s blog: August 2019

1st August 2019

A lively time for us this last June and July before we hit a full August leading into our busiest autumn since the choir started nearly 20 years ago.

We had another wonderful trip to Suffolk for the Aldeburgh Festival at the start of June. ... continued

Nigel’s Blog: May 2019

1st May 2019

And so after a couple of unusually quiet months for Tenebrae we dived straight into our Holy Week Festival at St John’s, Smith Square, full of energy and purpose. This year the Festival had a focus on the wonderful and highly atmospheric mus... continued

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

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

Summer 2018

3rd October 2018

Església de Sant Genís, Torroella de Montgrí

Crumbs, it’s been ages since I wrote one of these so here goes, I just hope my memory serves me well for some of the performances that were a few months ago…

We had a steaming return to SJSS on J... continued

No rest for the wicked

8th May 2018

Tenebrae performing at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, USA. Credit: Rene Zajner.

March took Tenebrae to the US for another tour of fabulous concert venues and ecclesiastical spaces. This time round we were performing Joby Talbot’s cho... continued

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