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Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles was the first major work commissioned by the award-winning professional vocal ensemble, Tenebrae, in 2005 and having received high acclaim (“an evocative odyssey” – The Times) returns this year for an extensive UK tour.  To accompany its revival, Tenebrae has commissioned a unique new choral work by Owain Park, Footsteps, which allows Tenebrae to perform alongside Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir and marks Tenebrae’s fifteenth-anniversary season.

Path of Miracles is a work based on the most enduring route of Catholic pilgrimage, the great Pilgrimage to Santiago. Candlelight, singing from memory and an imaginative use of the concert space guarantees Tenebrae at its dramatic best.


Owain Park Footsteps
Victoria Vadam et circuibo
Codex Calixtinus Alma perpetui
Joby Talbot Path of Miracles – Roncesvalles


Codex Calixtinus Dum pater familias
Lobo Versa est in luctum
Joby Talbot Path of Miracles – León
Codex Calixtinus Psallat chorus caelestium
Guerrero Ave Virgo Sanctissima
Joby Talbot Path of Miracles – Santiago

Artist Information

Nigel Short Artistic Director

Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir


Nigel Short, Tenebrae