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 the Children’s Choirs of St. John the Divine 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.
John Tavener Song for Athene
Ralph Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
Herbert Murill Two Shakespeare Songs
John Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
John Tavener Funeral Ikos
Owain Park Footsteps
Charles Villiers Stanford The Blue Bird
Edward Elgar O Wild West Wind
Joby Talbot Path of Miracles – León
Joby Talbot Path of Miracles – Santiago
Nigel Short Artistic Director
Children’s Choirs of St. John the Divine, Kennington