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Fauré Requiem with the Aurora Orchestra

Described as “devastingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine) and “simply mind-blowing” (The Scotsman), Tenebrae is delighted to be performing its interpretation of Fauré’s Requiem with the exquisite Aurora Orchestra.

Preceded by a selection of Bach’s chorales interspersed with his Partita in D minor, the performance will be presented in true Tenebrae style: set by candlelight and making full use of the performance space. Tenebrae will create an immersive audience experience in what promises to be an unmissable event in the choir’s inaugural Holy Week Festival.

Join Nigel Short and Ian Ritchie for a pre-concert interview hosted by St John’s Smith Square’s Artistic Director, Richard Heason, at 18:30 in the concert hall.


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 Bass
Max Baillie Violin

Venue & Address:

St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae

Venue Information:

Donate to support Tenebrae’s Holy Week Festival at St John’s Smith Square
Tenebrae’s Holy Week Festival (9-15 April 2017), the first of its kind, aims to engage new audiences with performances of sacred choral music of the highest quality and explore the significance of Holy Week.

How you can help?
A donation will help Tenebrae and St John’s Smith Square reach out to new audiences, enabling us to introduce them to the arts as well as keeping the community events accessible for all, in particular, the late-night liturgical events which will remain free to attend.

How to donate
Donate online at or to give £10 text TENE003 to 70191.