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
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
Having had a wonderful break of 4 weeks over the summer with the family down in Devon, which actually ended up being even more exhausting than our usual mad routine at home, things seem to have taken off at the furious ... continued
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.
Another busy month with some spectacular highlights: apologies in advance if this sounds like I’m enjoying several trip... continued
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
We had a fabulous concert of music by Will Todd, singing to a packed audience in the beautiful church of Holy Trinity, Guildford. The acoustic is absolutely stunning and the choir sounded wonderfully rich and luxurious. I count myself very lucky indee... continued
It’s been a whirlwind start to 2015! Three fabulous days in the glorious atmosphere of Temple Church to record a very special disc of music by Brahms and Bruckner. Our regular sound engineer Andrew Mellor lost his father to cancer in 2009 a... continued
I was very sad to hear the news of Sir John Tavener’s passing yesterday. Sir John was an extremely pleasant and gentle man, but with an almost unnerving sense of spiritual conviction. He reflected this in h... continued