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USA Tour Blog: Cincinnati

30th October 2015

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After a 6am wake-up call, it is usual for an early morning coach to have an air of sleepy silence, which is only ever broken by the sound of a certain someone’s phone, or indeed my volcanic snoring. It is perhaps surprising then... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Birmingham

29th October 2015

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Monday was a well-earned day off for most of our number (Nigel and Henry soldiered on with meetings and workshops). Some visited the local aquarium, some went in search of shops and Bourbon, many chose a lazy day in bed. The lovel... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Atlanta

26th October 2015

Rehearsing in a brewery for the Skylark Ensemble gala. Believe it or not, a Tenebrae first!

As I was checking in my luggage on the morning of day 4 of our USA tour I was asked where I was flying to. I didn’t know the answer. More worr... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Philadelphia

25th October 2015

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When I first heard Tenebrae, I was in a church in New York City known as Smokey Mary’s, which acquired this nickname for the large quantities of incense used during mass. It creates a rather evocative and exotic setting, despite... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Dallas

24th October 2015

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They say that ‘everything is bigger in Texas’, and one supposes there must be some truth to the aphorism. But I’m not sure any of us were quite prepared for the form this would take for our first stop in Dallas.

After a long travel da... continued

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Thaxted and Lessay Music Festivals

12th August 2015

Lessay 2015 Workshop 1

Tenebrae was lucky enough to be invited to perform at Thaxted and Lessay festivals, and I was lucky enough to be part of the choir for these concerts. Both settings are magical and have their own set of charms about them.

F... continued

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A month of King’s Singers encounters!

2nd July 2015

Reading June 2015 3

Nigel with King’s Singers colleagues Gabriel Crouch and David Hurley after Tenebrae’s performance in Reading

Another busy month with some spectacular highlights: apologies in advance if this sounds like I’m enjoying several trip... continued

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Cuenca, Recordings and Russian Treasures

29th April 2015

Another busy month for us with concerts and yet more time recording some fabulous music. A wonderful trip to Cuenca for a performance of Spanish renaissance music from the likes of Victoria and Guerrero, but also some less w... continued

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