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Spring has sprung!

31 March 2017

We had a wonderful trip to Oslo two weeks ago for our first concert in Norway. We sang in the beautiful Trinity church in the centre of the city and were delighted when we walked in to realise it is blessed with one of the finest acoustics for choral music we’ve come across in a… continued

Busy months ahead

1 March 2017

Following on from a jam-packed few weeks, I am very much looking forward to our inaugural Holy Week Festival which will take place 9 – 15 April 2017. We have some of the finest choirs and most exciting vibrant vocal groups such as VOCES8 and The Gesualdo Six performing; The Hanover Band will bring Rossini’s… continued

Happy New Year!

18 January 2017

It’s been rather a long time since I’ve checked in, and a lot has happened since then! In November I spent a wonderful week with the people of Brigham Young University working on Handel’s Messiah. The orchestra and choirs worked their socks off and gave three electric performances including a very emotional and stirring performance… continued

A busy November beckons

31 October 2016

There’s no time to lose at the moment, so my apologies as I’ll have to keep this one brief! I had a fabulous few days at Westminster Choir College in New Jersey working with their numerous choirs and directors on a huge range of repertoire. The best was saved ’til last when I had the… continued

October already?!

5 October 2016

Gosh, another blog from me? Time passes so fast! So, news from the Tenebrae Office just in: we have received funding from the PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and the Santander Foundation in order to support our fifteenth-anniversary tour featuring Joby Talbot’s astonishing work, Path of Miracles! We are so lucky to have Henry Southern… continued

Season launch!

8 September 2016

Well it’s back to earth with a bump after several weeks away with the family and Tenebrae’s mascot, Monty, I’m now back to editing recordings, programming, and of course spending lots of time with Henry and Helen in the Office! Well, I’m supposed to be…. Actually I had to sneak away from my family holiday… continued

Summer adventures

3 August 2016

I’m writing this blog as I sit in glorious Devon where I’m spending some much-needed quality family time.  Last term was busy not just for Tenebrae but for my children too! The usual endless taxiing about getting them to their various sports clubs – their favourite being cricket – alongside their own birthday parties and,… continued

A month of French music

11 July 2016

What a fabulous surprise on Saturday morning to have a text from a dear old friend congratulating me on ‘Gracie doing you proud on Radio 3 just now…’. I had no idea what he was talking about and so enquired as to what he was referring to – or words to that effect! It turns… continued

Newbury, Dorchester, Bath and more!

1 June 2016

It’s been a busy but incredibly rewarding month for us, with the usual amount of varying repertoire and concert venues. First of all we spent an intense few days recording some wonderful music by Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski in St Augustine’s, Kilburn. It was a real pleasure to have Pawel with us to help give… continued

Musings in May

3 May 2016

This month got off to the most wonderful start with a concert in one of England’s most beautiful Cathedrals, Wells. A packed Nave meant the choir had to begin the concert standing right against the West Door but the acoustic is such that we became instantly aware that our sound was pinging down the Cathedral… continued

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2016

6 April 2016

It’s been odd this Easter to not be involved in any Church services for the first time in 6 years. I must say I’ve missed it, especially the amazing atmosphere that used to be a regular feature of services at St Bartholomew the Great. There are, however, some major benefits and the best of all… continued

Choral at Cadogan

8 March 2016

So, a normally quiet time of the year has ended up being as busy as any other: no rest for the wicked! We had a fabulous team of singers performing in our concert at Cadogan Hall for our ‘Tour de force’ French programme which includes Poulenc’s Figure Humaine. In fact, there’s plenty of other really… continued

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