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Tenebrae present its interpretation of Fauré’s Requiem, described as “devastingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine) and “simply mind-blowing” (The Scotsman), with the exquisite Aurora Orchestra. In trademark fashion, the performance will be beautifully lit and the choir, alongside violin soloist Max Baillie, will make full use of the performance space in order to create an immersive audience experience. The Requiem favours serenity, joy and liberation over the dread and terror employed by most composers in settings of the Mass of the Dead. By adopting a more comforting approach, he crafted music of astonishing beauty, in particular the Pie Jesu. Bach’s Partita for Violin No 2, with chorales interspersed, culminates in a reconstruction of the Ciaconna, highlighting the hidden chorale themes within this fascinating work.


Bach Ach Herr, laß dein lieb Engelein BWV245
Bach Partita No. 2 in D – Allemande BWV1004
Bach Partita No. 2 in D – Courante BWV1004
Bach Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV277i
Bach Partita No. 2 in D – Sarabande BWV1004
Bach Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt BWV277ii
Bach Partita No. 2 in D – Gigue BWV1004
Bach Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden BWV244
Bach Ciaccona with chorale themes BWV1004

Fauré Requiem

Please note this programme is 75 minutes without an interval.

Artist Information

Aurora Orchestra
Nigel Short conductor

Emma Walshe soprano
Stephen Kennedy baritone
Max Bailie violin


Nigel Short, Tenebrae